Published: Sat, July 20, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump renews attacks on Democratic congresswoman Omar

Trump renews attacks on Democratic congresswoman Omar

Ilhan Omar has allegedly been uncooperative with her hometown paper's efforts to get to the bottom of accusations that she committed marriage fraud, the paper's political editor said.

"Welcome home, Ilhan! Welcome home, Ilhan!" the crowd chanted.

Omar was born in Mogadishu, and when she was eight her family fled Somalia's civil war.

Speaking on 18 July about the chanting, Trump argued: "I was not happy with it".

Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee Tom Emmer - who, like Ms Omar, represents Minnesota in Congress - told reporters he did not agree with the language. They believe they were aided in that effort in last month's Democratic debate when several candidates on stage came out in favor of eliminating private health insurance, and a larger number supported providing healthcare for immigrants in the country illegally, and decriminalizing the unauthorized crossing of the USA border.

"We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us".

Robin Mayo holds a Trump flag during a roadside sign waving rally with supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump in the Pinellas County city of Clearwater, Florida, U.S., May 15, 2019.

"When the president said. that these members of Congress should go back to the crime-infested places from which they came, right?"

But Trump continued to take aim at the lawmakers on and offline in recent days. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of MA and Rashida Tlaib of MI.

Tim Bryce, 65, a freelance writer who penned a column about the controversy and shared it with the local Republican group's Facebook page, was disheartened by the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives' vote on Tuesday to condemn Trump's tweet as racist.

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GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of IL tweeted that it was "ugly, wrong, & would send chills down the spines of our Founding Fathers".

"The Congressmen and women also have a big obligation in this country and in every country.... This ugliness must end, or we risk our great union".

The back-and-forth captured the potential impacts of Trump's willingness to inject racist rhetoric into his reelection fight.

Somali-born Omar and three other non-white Democrat Congresswomen - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib - have been criticised by Trump recently in a series of alleged racist tweets.

Walker, who called the chant "offensive", was among about 10 House GOP leaders who had breakfast Thursday with Vice President Mike Pence at Pence's residence in Washington. He said he "would certainly try" to stop the chant should it return at a subsequent rally. At the rally in Greenville, North Carolina, Mr Trump targeted Ms Omar in particular, saying the Minnesota politician had blamed America for terrorist attacks and was anti-Semitic.

"We don't need to take it that far where we change the narrative of the story", he said he told Pence.

Trump and his campaign are trying to make the four congresswomen the faces of the Democratic Party. "I think, in some cases, they hate our country".

In his Sunday tweets, Trump claimed, without identifying the women by name, that the minority legislators "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe".

"She would say only that she had corrected the 2014 and 2015 tax filings and would not divulge anything about why she had filed taxes with a man she was not married to when she was separated but still married to someone else".

Among the Democrats criticizing Trump and his rally, 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden said Trump was exploiting race relations to excite his base and should have quieted the crowd.

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