Published: Fri, July 19, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Trump Rally Chants "Send Her Back" As Presidents Attacks Ilhan Omar

Trump Rally Chants

In just the last 24 hours, there's been a flurry of news having to do with President Donald Trump, Representative Ilhan Omar, and the words "send her back".

US President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, North Carolina, July 17, 2019.

She said: "Recently, a single tweet from the president caused Congresswoman Omar to receive death threats". Soon his crowds began chanting, "Lock her up" at basically every rally, with Trump encouraging them. "I think he's unfit for office", Graham says in a clip from the past. "I don't agree with it", Emmer said in answer to a question at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast broadcast by C-Span.

Vice President Mike Pence says the Democratic Party is increasingly led "by left-wing liberals who ridicule this country". All are U.S. citizens and three were born in the United States. He suggested they "go back" to "the crime infested places from which they came".

The four women on Monday night said they would not be silenced, and said Trump's tweets and rhetoric are a distraction from the issues they're working on including, immigration, healthcare and education. "They're always telling us how to run it how to do this-you know what, if they don't love it, tell them to leave it".

And Emmer is defending Trump, who's said critics of the USA should leave the country.

Nineteen percent said they "support strongly" abolishing the agency, while 30 percent said they "oppose strongly" replacing ICE. "We should be anxious about violence being directed towards them", said the conservative co-host. One Democrat voted present.

Two of those congresswoman - Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) - called for impeachment proceedings.

Senator John Kennedy came to President Trump's defence and said he didn't believe the comments were racist. And he called for Trump to "outright condemn" racists.

Trump's criticism of Omar included a false accusation that she has voiced pride in al-Qaeda. Once divorced, she is married to Somali-born Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, the father of her three children and recently an aide to a Minneapolis City Council member.

The Muslim American lawmaker arrived in the USA aged 14 after fleeing war in her native Somalia and living in a Kenyan refugee camp.

His supporters were keying off his Sunday tweet in which he said Omar and her three fellow-House "squad" colleagues, Reps.

FILE - In this January 3, 2017, file photo, State Rep. Ilhan Omar takes the oath of office as the 2017 Legislature convened in St. Paul, Minn.

The most recent attacks on her sparked a strong response on social media. In February, the 37-year-old sparked an uproar when she suggested money is why so many U.S. politicians support Israel.

She later shared a photo of herself in the House of Representatives, saying, "I am where I belong". Neither statement named her, even though some lawmakers wanted to. But a majority of Democrats in Congress aren't on board with the move. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of MA weren't as high.

FILE - From left, U.S. Reps. If you're a Somali refugee and you're wearing a [Trump-themed "Make America Great Again"] hat, and you're a big Trump fan, you'd probably be having dinner at the White House.

Omar's comity with her Democratic colleagues, however, could be short-lived.

In February, the Senate approved bipartisan anti-Semitism legislation that included a provision slamming the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting the Jewish State.

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