Freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar spoke at a town hall event recently where she criticized the President’s Muslim ban and says something pretty interesting — saying it affected “my country” before rephrasing to “the country where I came from.”
So which country does she represent first? Somalia, or the United States?
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) began to refer to Somalia as “my country” before catching herself and calling it the “country I came from” during a recent speech.
The slip-up came during her remarks to a crowd of supporters gathered to greet her Thursday night at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
“We have always been about creating a more perfect union, an inclusive one. One that is not just tolerant, but accepting. And so since the first day this president introduced the Muslim ban knowing my coun—the country I came from was on that and that my country now was on the track of implementing fascist laws, I knew that I had to speak up,” Omar said.
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Breitbart reported that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Thursday signaled to supporters during a town hall in Minnesota that she will continue to speak out against President Donald Trump after he challenged her and other freshman Congresswomen to leave the U.S.
“I know there are a lot of people that are trying to distract us now, but I want you all to know that we are not going to lie down,” Omar told attendees of the previously scheduled event with Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) on “Medicare for All.” Earlier Thursday, Omar received a rock star welcome at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, roughly 24 hours after some attendees of President Trump’s Greenville, North Carolina, rally broke out into “send her back” chants. In a tweet Friday, President Trump suggested the crowd of people cheering for the Minnesota Democrats was staged.
“It is amazing how the Fake News Media became ‘crazed’ over the chant ‘send her back’ by a packed Arena (a record) crowd in the Great State of North Carolina, but is totally calm & accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by the three Radical Left Congresswomen,” he wrote on Twitter. “Mainstream Media, which has lost all credibility, has either officially or unofficially become a part of the Radical Left Democrat Party. It is a sick partnership, so pathetic to watch! They even covered a tiny staged crowd as they greeted Foul Mouthed Omar in Minnesota.”