Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar countered President Donald Trump’s latest accusations about her politics and private life on Saturday night time.
The Democratic congresswoman described Trump’s habits as “the weakest expression of power,” seemingly referencing his remarks at marketing campaign rallies held on Friday and earlier Saturday, in a message posted to Twitter.
“He’s unraveling. What you might be witnessing is the weakest expression of power,” she wrote. “It is just like the ultimate acts of fallen dictators. We are going to outlast him as a result of our stronger [muscle].”
Alongside different members of The Squad—the group of ladies elected to Congress through the 2018 elections, consisting of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, as well as Omar—the Minnesota congresswoman is periodically topic to verbal assaults from the president. Trump talked about Omar quite a few instances throughout occasions selling his reelection marketing campaign over the weekend, initially throughout a rally in Ocala, Florida, and once more throughout one other in Muskegon, Michigan, the next day.
The president accused Omar, who was born in Somalia and got here to the U.S. as a refugee at 12 years previous, of coming into the nation illegally whereas talking to Florida supporters on Friday. He additionally mentioned she “married her brother or one thing,” reiterating unproven claims from Omar’s critics, who prompt she did so to realize everlasting resident standing. Trump has said this earlier than.
“She hates our nation. She comes from a spot that does not also have a authorities, after which she comes right here, tells us the best way to run our nation,” he continued Friday in ongoing feedback about Omar, who’s in search of a second congressional time period this November.
The president shared comparable statements throughout a subsequent marketing campaign occasion in Michigan on Saturday, going so far as to say she “actually hates our nation.” There, he advised attendees, “we will win Minnesota,” and “having folks like Omar [representing the state] would not harm, both.” The most recent election polls carried out in Minnesota present Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leading Trump by double-digit margins.
“She’s one of many causes we will win,” he mentioned on the Michigan rally. “We’ll win due to Ilhan, proper?”
Trump’s weekend feedback got here barely greater than two weeks after he accused Omar of ballot harvesting, one other unsubstantiated declare, throughout a marketing campaign rally in Minnesota. The rally adopted his extensively criticized efficiency at this yr’s first presidential debate, the place he didn’t explicitly condemn white supremacists and related militia teams. Trump’s allegations associated to voter fraud have been amongst a number of xenophobic feedback shared through the occasion, primarily specializing in refugees in Minnesota.
KYR information reached out to the White Home for remark, however didn’t obtain a reply in time for publication.