President Donald Trump used his campaign rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota to lash out at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), questioning how the voters could allow her to represent them in the district.
During the rally on Thursday night, Oct. 10, President Trump called Omar an “America-hating socialist” who will be a big reason to help the Republicans win in Minesonta.
“Congresswoman Omar is an America-hating socialist. She minimized the September 11th attack on our homeland where far more than 3,000 people died, saying ‘some people did something,’” the president said.
“She pleaded for compassion for ISIS recruits right here in Minnesota,” President Trump said, accusing the freshman congresswoman of speaking favorably of Al Qaeda.
“Rep. Omar has a history of lauching virulent, anti-semitic screens, whether you like it or not,” he said.
“She said the US support for Israel is all about the Benjamin’s. She said that pro-Israel lawmakers have an allegiance to a foreign country. Omar wrote that Israel has hypnotized the world. May Allah awaken the people and help them to see the evil doings of Israel and the United States,” the president continued.
Trump trashes Ilhan Omar while taunting a protester who is being escorted out of the arena
“She is a disgrace to our country,” he says. pic.twitter.com/ebcRvUvXGj
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 11, 2019
President Trump then questioned how Minnesota voters could allow Omar to serve in Congress.
“How do you have such a person representing you in Minnesota? She is a disgrace to our country,” President Trump said.
“She is one of the big reasons that I’m going to win and the Republican Party is going to win Minesonta in 13 months,” the president said before a massive crowd gathering at Target Center in Minneapolis.
Omar – along with Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) – call themselves “the squad”, who have drawn criticism from President Trump for their extremist positions. The president has suggested these socialist Democrats “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
In a response to President Trump’s attack, Omar went on Twitter to say that the president “shouted xenophobic conspiracy theories” about her and scolded Minneapolis for voting for her. She then called for donation from the supporters.
At his rally just now, Trump called me an “America-hating socialist” and a “disgrace.” He shouted xenophobic conspiracy theories about me. He scolded my district for voting for me.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 11, 2019