President Trump’s official campaign used Rep. Ilhan Omar’s own words against her after she criticized President Trump for his response to a supporter who suggested shooting illegal immigrants as a way to stop them.
“This was hard to watch and listen to but unsurprising that Trump would laugh about shooting people who come to our country seeking a better life,” The Democratic Minnesota Rep. Omar tweeted on Thursday. Her remarks were in reference to an exchange that President Trump had one day prior while he was holding a rally in Florida.
During the rally, the President rhetorically asked the attending crowd how to stop the slew of immigrants illegally entering the United States. After an attendee shouted out “shoot them,” President Trump commented that “only in the panhandle can you get away with that statement.”
President Trump’s 2020 campaign fired back at Rep. Omar’s criticism with a clip of the Minnesota congresswoman from back in 2013 where she shrug off the idea that the Islamic-terror organizations al-Qaeda and Hezbollah are dangerous and mocked Americans who believe it.
Omar, and fellow Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib became America’s first Muslim congresswomen when sworn into office back in January. Their time in office has been entangled in allegations of anti-Semitism and anti-American sentiments.
Rep. Omar has defended anti-Israeli statements, such as ones invoking Allah to expose Israel’s “evil doings” and also faced criticism from both sides of the aisle for promoting anti-Semitic canards such as that Jews’ support of Israel is paid for and that they have a dual loyalty to America and Israel.
The congresswoman had a fundraiser with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a notable pro-Palestinian organization with alleged ties to Islamic terror groups. The U.S. Department of Justice listed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding millions of dollars to Hamas. Additionally, the United Arab Emirates named CAIR a terrorist organization along with al-Qaeda and the Islamic State since back in 2014.
While speaking to the audience at a CAIR event, Rep. Omar described the 9/11 terrorist attacks as merely an event where “some people did something.”