Politics Rep. Ilhan Omar responds to President Donald Trump's attacks: 'This is my country'
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump again, when he referenced her birth country of Somalia, drawing a rebuke from the Minnesota Democrat.
At a campaign rally near Pittsburgh, Trump renewed his attacks on Omar and referenced her roots in Somalia by saying: "She is telling us how to run our country. How did you do where you came from? How is your country doing?"
Rep. Ilhan Omar on Trump's racist attack: 'This is my country'
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday hit back at President Donald Trump after he disparaged her during a campaign rally, falsely implying that she's not American.Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday hit back at President Donald Trump after he disparaged her during a campaign rally, falsely implying that she's not American.
The president, who is trailing Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the polls, later added: "We don't need socialists, and we don't need communists telling us how to run our country."
Omar, who has been an American citizen for two decades, slammed Trump in a tweet.
“Firstly, this is my country & I am a member of the House that impeached you,”. “Secondly, I fled civil war when I was 8. An 8-year-old doesn’t run a country even though you run our country like one.”
Trump has often attacked Omar andwomen of color in Congress who advocate more progressive social policies. The group, which includes New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has chided Trump for seeking to divide the country by race and ethnicity.
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A year ago, Trump smiled as supportersduring one of his attacks on Omar and other lawmakers of color; Omar said Trump's "lies" were putting her life "at risk."
In her latest reply to Trump, Omar included a video clip of a character from the film "Mean Girls" asking a question of a rival:
"Why are you so obsessed with me?"
Trump campaign aides are putting a heavy emphasis on Omar's home state of Minnesota, which Trump narrowly lost to Hillary Clinton four years ago.
Biden is leading Trump by 10.2 points in Minnesota, according to the average of recent polls compiled by the Real Clear Politics website.
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