Ilhan Omar hits back at Donald Trump for saying the U.S. isn’t her country as she mocks his rallies for being ‘cult-like’
- Rep. Ilhan Omar hit back at comments President Donald Trump made about her at his Tuesday night rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- ‘She’s telling us how to run our country. How did you do where you came from?’ Trump said of the Somalian-born, U.S. citizen who represents Minnesota
- She shot back ‘this is my country,’ and remarked that she came to the U.S. when she was 8-years-old
- ‘And 8-year-old doesn’t run a country even though you run our country like one,’ Omar said of Trump
- She also called Trump’s rallies ‘cult-like’ and tweeted a ‘Means Girls’ GIF that said, ‘why are you so obsessed with me?’ a question she asked of Trump
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Rep. Ilhan Omar hit back at comments President Donald Trump made at his Tuesday night Pittsburgh rally, suggesting the U.S. wasn’t her country, calling the MAGA gatherings ‘cult-like.’
‘Firstly, this is my country and I am a member of the House that impeached you,’ the Minnesota Democrat tweets. ‘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.’
At the rally Tuesday, Trump brought up the so-called ‘squad’ member and told the crowd, ‘She’s telling us how to run our country. How did you do where you came from?’
Rep. Ilhan Omar (left) hit back at President Donald Trump (right) after he suggested to a Pittsburgh crowd that the U.S. wasn’t her country
Rep. Ilhan Omar hit back at Trump tweeting, ‘this is my country,’ and she also suggested that he ran the U.S. like an 8-year-old, the age she fled the Somalian civil war
Rep. Ilhan Omar reacted to President Donald Trump’s racist barbs by calling his rallies ‘cult-like’ and sharing a ‘Mean Girls’ GIF
Omar, who’s an American citizen, was born in Somalia.
‘How was your country doing?’ Trump said. ‘She’s telling us how to run our country,’ the president said again.
The Trump campaign has been targeting Minnesota as being flippable, with the president saying Omar was playing a part.
‘We’re going to win the state of Minnesota because of her, they say,’ Trump told the crowd.
Omar pushed back at the racist comments with a few insults of her own and a meme.
‘These cult-like rallies leave me wondering one thing,’ the freshman congresswoman tweeted.
Omar then included GIF of Regina George’s character in ‘Mean Girls’ asking Lindsay Lohan’s Cady Heron, ‘Why are you so obsessed with me?’
During his hour and a half in Pittsburgh, Trump also mocked Omar’s ‘squad’-mate, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her ‘green new deal.’
‘She’s not a good student, but she’s got a good line of crap,’ Trump said
The president also laughed about reporters experiencing violence while covering this summer’s protests.
Trump misremembered an incident involving MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, who was hit by a rubber bullet, as opposed to ‘hit with a canister of tear gas,’ as the president recalled. ‘Remember that beautiful sight?’ he said of Velshi being hit.
The president also joyfully recounted a journalist being targeted by police.
‘Sometimes they grab. They grab one guy. “I’m a reporter. I’m a reporter.” Get out of here. They threw him aside like he was a little bag of popcorn,’ Trump said. ‘Honestly, when you watch the crap that we have all had to take so long. When you see it it is actually a beautiful sight.’
But Trump mostly targeted his political rival, Democrat Joe Biden, who he made fun of for wearing a mask, floated had plastic surgery and suggested was on drugs.