The crowd made those cheers as the president was lambasting Omar, a Somali-American, and her political views on stage. "Well done to #TeamTrump".
"We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president", she said into a megaphone, "because his policies are a nightmare to us". With the exception of Omar who was born in Somalia, the rest of "The Squad" members were born in the states.
"I started speaking really quickly", he told reporters Thursday.
Ms. Hopkins, 44, was condemned by the United Nations high commissioner for human rights after writing a 2015 column that compared migrants to "cockroaches" and "feral humans".
"His nightmare is seeing the attractive mosaic fabric of our country welcome someone like me as their member of Congress", Omar said. But for others, they were just an average day on Facebook or Twitter, where allegations that Omar was not legitimately elected, is not a USA citizen and committed immigration fraud have festered in far right chatrooms, blogs and social media sites since she was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016. We must remember it's not my America or your America. That's why I say: If they don't like it, let them leave.
"It sure feels good to be home", Omar told the crowd.
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The chant from the rally was immediately excoriated by many in the media and by Democrats, who pointed at Trump's previous statements as the impetus for the chant. She wrote a column in 2015 comparing migrants to "cockroaches" and "feral humans". If Trump were an employer facing a lawsuit, Israel said, there would arguably be enough examples to suggest a pattern of racially or ethnically disparaging remarks.
Trump's words echoed his widely criticized tweets just days before in which he stated that Omar and three other Democratic congresswoman of color should "go back" to their countries, where "governments are a complete and total catastrophe". "Look, I wish he would say things differently". "I felt like I was left with no choice because of the president's disrespect of citizenship".
President Trump was in his element Wednesday night, Seth Meyers said on Thursday's Late Night, as he whipped the crowd at his North Carolina rally into a "racist frenzy" by going after Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).
They have "a big obligation and the obligation is to love your country", he said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the U.S. leader's attacks "go against what makes America great".
"Given Trump's prominent role in influencing hate crimes committed by white terrorists, Congresswoman Pressley isn't shocked by the vast increase in racist and vicious comments directed towards our office", Francis said.