President Trump blasted Rep. Ilhan Omar, a U.S. citizen who was a childhood Somali refugee, accusing of wanting to make the U.S. government like the country from where she fled.
Holding his first campaign rally in months, President Trump on Saturday railed against Rep. Omar, a Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota, and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York during an aside in his stump speech.
“Ilhan Omar is going to be very much involved in a Biden government. They will put this hate-filled, America-bashing socialist front and center in deciding the fate of your family and deciding the fate of your country. I don’t think so,” Trump said.
“She would like to make the government of our country just like the country from where she came. Somalia,” President Trump added.
“No government, no safety, no police. No nothing. Just anarchy. And now, she’s telling us how to run our country. No, thank you,” Trump said.
President Trump’s comments met immediate backlash from the left.
Some people on social media pointed out that Rep. Omar’s father died from the coronavirus just days ago and that Omar has been a U.S. citizen for much of her life.