Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) tweeted on Thursday morning, Oct. 24, blaming the Trump administration’s health care policies for the death of a 9-month-old. Funny thing is, that baby boy isn’t dead at all.

“A nine-month-old died as a direct result of Trump’s cuts to Medicaid and CHIP,” she tweeted.

“He is one of a million children to lose health care.

“Let that sink in.”

However, The New York Times article that Omar linked to did not say that the child had died. The boy was treated at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, even though he wasn’t covered by insurance.

Omar claimed, the reason the boy was not covered by Medicaid had something to do with “Trump’s cuts to Medicaid and CHIP.” However, the Times reported that he was not covered because his mother didn’t do the paperwork on time.

“Trying to re-enroll her older children earlier this year, she was asked for proof of income and missed the 10-day window to provide it; that may be why Texas dropped Elijah from Medicaid even though he qualified because he was a baby,” The Times reported.

Baby Elijah is now enrolled in health care coverage, as are his two siblings.

That’s why the “Squad” member is under fire after the tweet.

Seemed like this tweet didn’t go as planned at all. The Democrat tweeted almost two hours after her initial tweet, with a two-word correction: “Almost died*”

You reap what you sow. Isn’t it a law of the universe? 

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