Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-CA) is firing back at President Donald Trump after he called for her resignation this week.
But Omar refuses to resign. Instead, she attacked the president, saying, “You have trafficked in hate your whole life – against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more.”
She added, “I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?”
Trump Upset at Remarks
Omar learned the hard way that as a public figure, everything you say gets put under a microscope.
The freshman Congresswoman from Minnesota found herself the subject of a firestorm after making some very controversial tweets about Israel.
In her tweets, Omar insinuated that America’s support for Israel was about nothing more than money.
Her remarks immediately drew the ire of Republicans as well as her fellow Democrats.
After Democrat leaders condemned her tweets, Omar apologized…but threw in another jab at AIPAC.
President Trump would later add his two cents, stating he thought she should resign over her comments.
President Trump on Rep. @IlhanMN: “Her lame apology, and that’s what it was, it was lame, and she didn’t mean a word of it was just not appropriate. I think she should resign from Congress.” pic.twitter.com/6rbPUDdFuz
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 12, 2019
In Omar’s case, she is claiming inexperience and ignorance and asking for forgiveness. Additionally, she is making claims about the President that are simply not true.
If she took the time to look into his past, she would find a man that has regularly given to charities as well as promoted women in the workplace. Prior to running for president, Trump was regularly lauded by minority leaders, including the likes of Rev.’s Sharpton and Jackson.
However, Omar’s disdain and hatred of Israel are quite apparent and Trump is right… she should resign ASAP.