• President Trump on Friday decried progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar’s return to Minnesota as a “staged” greeting when a crowd of her supporters welcomed her back to her home district. He also accused the “fake news media” of working in cahoots with Omar’s camp to capture the moment.
  • Trump tweeted: “It is amazing how the Fake News Media became “crazed” over the chant “send her back” by a packed Arena (a record) crowd in the Great State of North Carolina, but is totally calm & accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by the three Radical Left Congresswomen…”
  • Trump continued: “….Mainstream Media, which has lost all credibility, has either officially or unofficially become a part of the Radical Left Democrat Party. It is a sick partnership, so pathetic to watch! They even covered a tiny staged crowd as they greeted Foul Mouthed Omar in Minnesota, a…”
  • “….State which I will win in #2020 because they can’t stand her and her hatred of our Country, and they appreciate all that I have done for them (opening up mining and MUCH more) which has led to the best employment & economic year in Minnesota’s long and beautiful history!” Trump concluded.
  • Trump has been embroiled in a long-standing feud with Omar, along with three other female minority lawmakers who make up “The Squad,” Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley.
  • At Trump’s rally in North Carolina on Wednesday, supporters chanted “send her back” in response to tweets and remarks that Trump made earlier in the week when he said the lawmakers could “go back” to their home countries if they didn’t love America.
  • On Thursday, Trump said he didn’t agree with the chant at the rally and said his supporters shouldn’t have said it. However, he pointed out he didn’t participate in the chant and tried to get the crowd to stop.
  • At her Minnesota homecoming, Omar said: “The reality is everybody talks about how [Trump] is threatened because we criticize him. But the reality is he is threatened because we are inspiring people to dream about a country that recognizes our dignity and our humanity.”
  • Omar added: “His nightmare is seeing the beautiful mosaic fabric of our country welcome someone like me as their member of Congress. We are going to continue being a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us.”

Reference Links

  • Fox: Trump mocks ‘staged’ greeting for Ilhan Omar, accuses media of ‘sick partnership’ with squad READ
  • The Daily Beast: Trump Attacks ‘Crazed’ Media, Ilhan Omar, and NYT’s Thomas Friedman… and His Chin? READ
  • The Guardian: Trump renews attack on Ilhan Omar and criticizes ‘crazed’ media – live updates READ
  • YAHOO!: Trump fumes over Ilhan Omar’s ‘welcome home’ crowd READ

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