Published: Fri, July 19, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Crowd welcomes home Congresswoman Omar at Minnesota airport

Crowd welcomes home Congresswoman Omar at Minnesota airport

"He will use any excuse to attack people, he's using people's citizenship to attack them, I just don't know that he understands the value of US citizenship and I don't think he should be president", Larsen said in a phone interview Thursday.

"I know there are a lot of people that are trying to distract us now, but I want you all to know that we are not going to lie down", Omar told the crowd.

He added: "They don't love our country". Several presidential candidates, meanwhile, reject the debate as a false choice, arguing they can criticize Trump for racist tactics while still advancing proposals on health care, education, the minimum wage and more.

A day after being the subject of chants calling to "send her back", controversial Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) received a warm welcome upon her arrival back in Minnesota on Thursday.

Her comments came less than 24 hours after a crowd of Trump supporters chanted "send her back" at a Trump campaign rally as the president continued his attacks on Omar and three other congresswomen of colour.

Trump also mentioned Reps. "He whips his base into a racist frenzy and claims Omar is the one who looks down on hard-working Americans, when in reality he's the one plundering the government, doling out trillions in tax cuts to his rich buddies, and partying it up all night because he doesn't work on Thursdays".


"I'd have to think about who was running against him", Kobach said. Trump said he has no regrets about his ongoing spat with the four congresswomen. She's a fierce Trump critic.

"Trump's use of racism as a political weapon is his only strategy to distract the public from the No. 1 issue in 2018, which was health care", Wikler said.

Omar, the biggest target of online vitriol among the four legislators, has made comments that raise eyebrows, including a remark this spring in which she referenced the September 11 attacks by saying that "some people did something". Mr Trump described the women - known as "the squad" - as a "force of evil".

"It feels good to be home", Omar said into a bullhorn at the airport, where she was greeted by dozens of supporters.

Referring to the shooting down of a Special Forces helicopter by militants in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, he said: "She smeared US Service members involved in Black Hawk Down".

During a re-election rally in Greenville, North Carolina, on Wednesday, President Donald Trump left little doubt that his attacks on the freshmen Democratic congresswomen will be a staple of his campaign strategy for 2020. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. "His nightmare is seeing the lovely mosaic fabric of our country welcome someone like me as their member of Congress to Minnesota".

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