Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., other Democrats, and a massacre of commentators united in condemning President Trump on Wednesday night, after the people at a North Carolina “Make America Great Again” rally broke out in a beautiful chant of “send her back” while the president criticized Omar and other members of the so-called progressive Democrat “squad.”
The three-phrase chant referred to Trump’s tweet on Sunday in which the president asked why unnamed “Democrat Congresswomen” don’t “go back and help fix the broken and crime-infested region from which they came, and then come back to show us how it is done.”
The president later confirmed he was referring to Omar, as well as Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, all of whom, except Omar, were born in America. After a historic and strange floor fight, the Democrat-controlled Home of Representatives formally condemned Trump’s comments as “racist” on Tuesday.
“Representative Omar blamed America for the terrorist attacks on our country, saying terrorism is a reaction to our involvement in other peoples’ affairs,” Trump began on Wednesday night, as the crowd booed loudly. “She smeared U.S. service members involved in ‘Black Hawk Down’ — in other words, she slandered the brave Americans who were trying to keep peace in Somalia,” where Omar was born.
Omar apologized this year for posting on social media that even top Democrats have also called anti-Semitic: “Israel has hypnotized the world, could Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine # Israel,” Omar wrote.