During a rally in North Carolina on Wednesday, President Trump went after “The Squad.”
Trump started with Ilhan Omar, and went through her litany of anti-American and anti-Semitic statements.
As he concluded criticizing her, the crowd chanted “Send Her Back.”
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“Rep. Omar blamed the United States for the terrorist attacks on our country, saying that terrorism is a reaction to our involvement in other people’s affairs,” Trump said.
“She smeared US service members involved in Black Hawk Down. In other words, she slandered the brave Americans who were trying to keep the peace in Somalia,” he said, referring to Omar’s home country.
“Omar minimized the Sept. 11 attacks on our homeland, saying, ‘Some people did something.’ I don’t think so,” Trump told the booing crowd.
“She pleaded for compassion for ISIS recruits attempting to join the terrorist organization,” he continued, before pointing out her laughter about America and al-Qaeda.
“And at a press conference just this week, she was asked whether she supported al-Qaeda — that’s our enemy … she refused to answer,” Trump said.
“Omar blamed the United States for the crisis in Venezuela. I mean, think of that one,” he said.
“Omar has a history of launching vicious anti-Semitic screeds,” he continued as the crowd began to chant “Send Her Back.”
Omar is an immigrant from Somalia.
She responded later in the evening with a photo of her in the Speaker’s chair, presiding over the House.
“I am where I belong, at the people’s house and you’re just gonna have to deal!” she tweeted.