President Donald Trump continued the feud with the so-called “Squad” by saying he will win Minnesota in the 2020 election in part because of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) anti-Semitic rhetoric.
“In 2016 I almost won Minnesota,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “In 2020, because of America hating anti-Semite Rep. Omar, [and] the fact that Minnesota is having its best economic year ever, I will win the State!”
In 2016 I almost won Minnesota. In 2020, because of America hating anti-Semite Rep. Omar, & the fact that Minnesota is having its best economic year ever, I will win the State! “We are going to be a nightmare to the President,” she say. No, AOC Plus 3 are a Nightmare for America!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2019
In 2016, the president lost Minnesota’s state narrowly to his challenger, Hillary Clinton. Clinton edged Trump by less than two points ; she got only 46.1% of the vote, while Trump won only 44.6%.
On April 15 this year, President Trump said the tax cuts have put more money in Minnesotans’ pockets. He said, “Thanks to our tremendous tax cuts, the biggest ever, Minnesota families are saving more than $5 billion on their 2018 tax bills, 5 billion.”
President Trump carried the feud with the lawmakers, “the Squad”, into a second week on Sunday. The so-called “Squad” consists of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and are members of a group called the “Justice Democrats.”
Earlier, President Trump said that the “squad” is not only bad for America as a whole but is also damaging the Democratic Party.
“I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our country,” Trump tweeted Sunday morning. “They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said. They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation!”
Omar on July 18 vowed she isn’t backing down from her criticism of President Trump, saying “We are going to continue being a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us.”
Omar has used inflammatory language as well in firing back at Trump. Over the weekend, she made the extraordinary claim that “this racist president wants every black/brown person deported and Muslims banned.”
In April, a tweet from Omar resurfaced in which she claimed U.S. forces killed “thousands” of Somalis during the 1993 “Black Hawk Down” mission — despite multiple analysts concluding the number was much smaller.
According to a new Hill-HarrisX poll released on Monday, July 22, almost half of voters said criticizing America is unpatriotic.