President Donald Trump said on Friday that far-left Democrat Ilhan Omar was “lucky to be where she is,” after the Minnesota congresswoman vowed to be the president’s nightmare.
“I’m unhappy with the fact that a congresswoman can hate our country. I’m unhappy with the fact that a congresswoman can say anti-Semitic things,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.
“I’m unhappy when a congresswoman goes and said, ‘I’m going to be the president’s nightmare.’ She’s going to be ‘the president’s nightmare.’ She’s lucky to be where she is, let me tell you,” he continued. “And the things that she has said are a disgrace to our country.”
President Trump: “You know what I’m unhappy with? I’m unhappy with the fact that a congresswoman can hate our country.” Also, “She’s lucky to be where she is.” pic.twitter.com/3NDKBZIRxv
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 19, 2019
Earlier, Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday night vowed that she isn’t backing down from her criticism of President Donald Trump.
“His nightmare is seeing the beautiful mosaic fabric of our country welcome someone like me as their member of Congress,” Omar told supporters. “We are going to continue being a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us.”
President Trump on Friday said he doesn’t care whether his comments on four congresswomen is good politics.
“I don’t know if it’s good or bad politically — I don’t care,” Trump told reporters before Marine One departure. “When they call our country garbage, I don’t care about politics. I don’t care if it’s good or bad about politics. Many people say it’s good. I don’t know if it’s good or bad. I can tell you this: You can’t talk that way about our country, not when I’m the president.”
“I can’t say for sure — but certainly a lot of people say they hate our country. And I think it’s a disgrace what they’ve said. I think you can’t talk that way about the United States,” the president added.
He continued, “And then you have these people — I think that Omar — I find it hard to believe — but I hear Omar today put in, or yesterday put in a sanctions bill against Israel, and other things beyond sanctions. So, when I hear that, you just can’t talk about our country that way. And when people are angry at them, I fully understand them.”
On July 17, Ilhan Omar proposed a resolution to support the right to boycott Israel. The resolution supports the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
“We are introducing a resolution … to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our First Amendment rights in regard to boycotting,” Omar told Al-Monitor. “And it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement.”
“Americans of conscience have a proud history of participating in boycotts to advocate for human rights abroad including … boycotting Nazi Germany from March 1933 to October 1941 in response to the dehumanization of the Jewish people in the lead-up to the Holocaust,” Omar said.