Donald Trump: Rock Star Welcome for Ilhan Omar ‘Staged’ in Minnesota

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., a target of racist rhetoric from President Donald Trump, responds to cheers from visitors at the Capitol seeking a raise in the minimum wage, as she leaves the chamber following votes, in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

President Donald Trump ridiculed the crowd of supporters welcoming Rep. Ilhan Omar back to Minnesota as “staged”, vowing to win the state in 2020.

Trump decried the establishment media on Twitter for covering the event, accusing them of a “sick partnership” with the radical left.

“They even covered a tiny staged crowd as they greeted Foul Mouthed Omar in Minnesota, a state which I will win in 2020 because they can’t stand her and her hatred of our Country,” he wrote.

“It’s good to be home,” Omar wrote on Twitter on Thursday night, sharing a video of the welcoming crowd.

“Mainstream Media, which has lost all credibility, has either officially or unofficially become a part of the Radical Left Democrat Party,” Trump wrote. “It is a sick partnership, so pathetic to watch!”

Trump noted the establishment media was “crazed” over the “send her back” chant shouted by his supporters but remained “totally calm” about Omar’s history of controversial statements.

Trump disavowed the “send her back” chants at his campaign rally, suggesting he would try to stop them in the future.
“I wasn’t happy with that message that they gave last night, but that was a packed arena,” he said on Thursday at the White House.

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