“Send her back?” No, he said, that wouldn’t happen again, because “we’re positive.” He chuckled a bit. “But I’d buy her a ticket so she can go on a cruise back.” Omar was, he said, “a very ungrateful person.”Elaina Plott, “‘We’re All Tired of Being Called Racists’”, Atlantic, August 2, 2019
Trump showed his support for Tucker Carlson after he said Somali-American congresswoman Ilhan Omar is proof immigration laws are dangerous .
‘Ilhan Omar is living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country,’ Carlson said on his Fox News show Tuesday .
‘Some of the very people we try hardest to help have come to hate us passionately,’ he noted.
Trump demonstrated his support via Twitter, retweeting a conservative radio host Mark Levin who was defending Carlson.
Omar is the first Somali-American member of Congress.
Her family came to the U.S. when she was a child to escape the war in Somalia.Emily Goodin, “Trump tweets support for Tucker Carlson after Fox News host calls Somali-American congresswoman Ilhan Omar ‘proof immigration laws are DANGEROUS’ – and she says he is a ‘racist fool’“, Daily Mail, July 10, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) defended Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) comparison of migrant detention facilities on the United States-Mexico border to concentration camps on June 21, saying that she didn’t understand the controversy surrounding Ocasio-Cortez’s comments.
When a reporter asked Omar about Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks, Omar replied, “There are camps and people are being concentrated. This is very simple. I don’t even know why this is a controversial thing for her to say.”…
…Omar similarly said in a June 20 Public Radio International interview about Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks, “If we separate it from death camps, I would say these are camps and people are being concentrated in them. And so that’s the general definition. I think a lot of people are conflating what a death camp looks like or a specific removal of people. These people are coming to the border. We are removing them from the border. We are placing them in camps. Some of them are being removed from communities and being put in what we’re calling detention centers — but are essentially camps.”Aaron Bandler, “Omar Defends AOC’s Concentration Camps Comments“, Jewish Journal, June 21, 2019
“It reminded me like when your child is in trouble and then you know they’re trying to get out of that trouble and then they get themselves in more trouble,” Omar said.
Jones asked Omar if it was “unpatriotic” of Trump to say he would take foreign dirt on his opponents.
“This is one of the most un-American things you could say,” Omar responded.Connor Mannion, “Rep. Ilhan Omar Laughs at Trump’s Fluster on Foreign Dirt Comments: ‘Like When Your Child is in Trouble’“, Mediaite, June 15, 2019
In the spring of 2019, a widely shared and inflammatory Facebook meme presented four female Democratic politicians as threats to American democracy and included a quotation that has for years been attributed to Abraham Lincoln. The meme featured photographs of U.S. Representatives Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) along with the following text: “‘America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we lose our freedom it will be because we destroyed ourselves.’ — Abraham Lincoln. 153 years later …”:
Some months earlier, in November 2018, the conservative non-profit group PragerU, which produces short videos about politics and political philosophy, posted a slightly different version of the quotation, introduced with the message, “Hold tight to your freedom”:
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we lose our freedoms it will be because we have destroyed ourselves from within” – Abraham Lincoln.Dan Macguill, “Did Abraham Lincoln Say ‘America Will Never Be Destroyed From the Outside’?”, Snopes, June 3, 2019
In very small print under the quotation was an important note: “Paraphrased from his 1838 speech at the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois.”
One cannot reason with those who back Omar. But kudos to this vet for trying.
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Anti-Semitic Democrat[ic] Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who blames the current crisis in Venezuela on the United States, wants a “Green New Deal” style overhaul of U.S. foreign policy. Omar argues she is best suited to lead the charge for major foreign policy changes because she has “the perspective of a foreigner.”
…A few things. First, the United States provided Omar and her family refuge after they fled a violent, war torn country, for which she is deeply ungrateful. What exactly does “the perspective or a foreigner” mean? Last time I checked Omar was a naturalized American representing a U.S. Congressional District in Washington D.C.
Second, the U.S. provides more economic aid around the world than any other country. Currently, truckloads of food and medicine are sitting on the Venezuelan border and waiting for distribution to a starving population. Dictator Nicolas Maduro, who Omar supports, is refusing to allow humanitarian aid into the country. Further, the United States is the number one advocate for human rights around the world.Katie Pavlich, “Ilhan Omar Wants to Overhaul U.S. Foreign Policy From the ‘Perspective of a Foreigner‘”, Townhall, May 27, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar, speaking on the Nation’s ‘Next Left’ podcast, slammed “many parts of the country” that she views as “ignorant.”
The Minnesota Democrat, herself a refugee, was speaking about the process used in coming to America, something she claims Republicans use to intentionally mislead the ignorant.
“And so, it is not that they [Republicans] might not be knowledgeable about this, but they use it as a tool to stir up hate and division, and ignorance really is pervasive in many parts of this country,” she alleged.Rusty Weiss, “Rep. Ilhan Omar: Many Parts of America Are Ignorant“, The Mental Recession, May 25, 2019
Maybe Omar should begin by educating herself about the proper use of the preposition “to”, not that her ignorant followers know or care about that.
On Fox Business Network’s Trish Regan Primetime Friday night, guest host David Asman lobbed an incendiary charge at Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN], implying that her presence on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where member have access to classified materials, poses a threat to national security: “particularly if she’s going to share that sensitive information with our enemies.”
His comment came during a discussion about Vice President Mike Pence‘s recent calls for Omar’s ouster from the committee, which is a plum assignment for a freshman member of Congress. “Ilhan Omar has made statements, anti-Semitic comments against our most cherished ally, Israel, that ought to be rejected by every American,” Pence said in a Fox News interview on Friday. “People in Minnesota will decide whether not she remains in Congress but congresswoman ilhan Ilhan Omar has no right being on that committee.”
Echoing Pence, Niger Innis, from the politically conservative Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), told Asman: “It is a national security threat to have this lady that has not only spewed anti-Semitism, but anti-Americanism as well, for her to be able to have access to sensitive national security material is a threat to all Americans.” Ennis later added: “It is a real serious crisis to have her on that committee that has access to sensitive national security information.”Reed Richardson, “Fox Business Host: Rep. Omar Poses a Threat on Foreign Affairs Committee ‘If She’s Going to Share That Sensitive Information With Our Enemies’“, Mediaite, May 10, 2019
Warning: The above quote is from an article which is biased in favor of Ilhan Omar.