Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) used a trip with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to Africa this week to react to President Donald Trump’s supporters, who chanted “send her back” in response to Omar’s anti-America remarks.
Omar posted a tweet on Friday, Aug. 2, saying Pelosi took her to Africa, but did not make arrangements to send her back.
“They said ‘send her back’ but Speaker @SpeakerPelosi didn’t just make arrangements to send me back, she went back with me,” Omar tweeted. “So grateful for the honor to return to Mother Africa with the @TheBlackCaucus.”
They said “send her back” but Speaker @SpeakerPelosi didn’t just make arrangements to send me back, she went back with me ✊🏽
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 1, 2019
The tweet was accompanied by photos of Omar and Pelosi in Ghana walking through a set of massive wood doors at Cape Coast Castle, the gateway that millions of Africans passed through to walk onto the ships that would take them around the world to lives of slavery in America and other countries, according to CBS.
However, Omar’s reaction is not in line with the president’s tweet about Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, and Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). President Trump critiqued the anti-America remarks of the four freshman congresswomen and suggested they should go back to their ancestral homes and report back on how to solve the problems plaguing those countries.
….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
During this Africa trip with the Congressional Black Caucus, Pelosi said, “Our delegation is deeply moved to be here as you know this marks the 400th anniversary and, as I mentioned, today in Jamestown, Virginia. Jamestown, Virginia that acknowledgment will be made. But we are so excited about being here in The Year of Return. In The Year of Return, we solemnly remember the horrors of that terrible atrocity. What a beautiful gesture of your President Akufo-Addo to declare The Year of Return Campaign.”
Many Americans who pay taxes for the House’s activities might be wondering why these congresswomen in America flew to Africa and uses their valuable time to conduct some mysterious foreign policy effort. Could this be part of some Democratic narrative to demonstrate how much they are not racists and care about black people?
Meanwhile, President Trump and his administration are busy with things like dealing with Iran, reaching out to Poland, working to create even more jobs in a record robust economy, exposing massive government fraud in the slums of Baltimore, and still coping with a serious border crisis largely created and continued by the legislative inactivity of the House.