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
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:
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