Trump rally crowd chants ‘send her back’ after president attacks Ilhan Omar Chant follows Trump’s racist tweets targeting Omar and three other Democratic congresswomen of colorGoaded on by the president, a crowd at a Donald Trump rally on Wednesday night chanted “send her back! send her back!” in reference to Ilhan Omar, a US congresswoman who arrived almost 30 years ago as a child refugee in the United States.
Trump used the 2020 campaign rally in Greenville, North geographical region, to attack Omar and 3 different Democratic congresswomen – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of recent royal house, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida
Tlaib of Michigan – calling them “hate-filled extremists.
The group, that calls itself “the Squad”, has been the main focus of racist attacks by the president on, kickstarted by tweets announce on Sunday during which he aforesaid
the lawmakers, all ladies of color, ought to “go back” to different countries.
Omar, of Minnesota, arrived in the United States at age eight as a refugee of war from Somalia. Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley and Tlaib were born in the United States.Trump’s “go back” tweets were prompted by an appearance before a House committee in which the congresswomen testified to inhumane conditions they witnessed throughout tours of migrant detention facilities in American state.
WHAT DID TRUMP SAY IN HIS RACIST GO BACK TWEET
Trump’s tweets LED the House to pass a resolution of condemnation. Every single member of this establishment, Democratic and Republican, should join us in condemning the president’s racist tweets,” the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, said on Tuesday.
To do something less would HOUSE VOTES TO CONDEMN RACIST ATTACK be a stunning rejection of our values and a shameful abdication of our oath of workplace to guard the yankee folks. But clearly sensing a political winner – all the same polling showing that a majority of american citizens found his remarks to be offensive – Trump riffed on the theme at his rally.
Let ’em leave,” Trump aforesaid of the members of Congress. They’re invariably telling North American nation a way to run it, how to do this, how to do that. You know what? If they don’t adore it, tell ’em to leave it. The crowd chimed in as he finished, shouting “leave it.
The chant “send her back” was associate embroidery of a chant common throughout Trump’s 1st presidential run, when crowds attacked his opponent, Hillary Clinton, with chants of “lock her up.The “lock her up” chant was diode at the Republican national convention in Cleveland, Ohio, by Trump’s then campaign adviser Michael Flynn, who later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI but has so far avoided prison time.
The scene drew reactions of shock and horror from across the political spectrum. “The bigoted mob chanting ‘send her back’ tonight is significant,” tweeted Walter Shaub, a former director of the US office of government ethics under Barack Obama. When you outdo [Richard] Nixon in repulsiveness, you’ve gone a long way,” said commentator David Gergen on CNN, a veteran of the Nixon and other Republican administrations.
SEND HER BACK, SEND HER BACK,’ is ugly. It’s ignorant. It’s dangerous,” tweeted Joe Walsh, the conservative radio host and former Republican congressman. “And it’s un-American. It’s flat out bigotry. FG COMMENCE NEW MINIMUM WAGES And every Republican should condemn this bigotry immediately. Stop this now.
Omar herself responded with a tweet on Wednesday evening, in which she quoted a poem by Maya Angelou: “You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise.” She later posted: “I am where I belong, at the people’s house and you’re just gonna have to deal. Big thanks to theguardians.com
Democrats including Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren came to Omar’s defence on Wednesday night. On Twitter, Sanders said Trump was stoking the most despicable and disturbing currents in our society”, Harris labelled the behaviour as vile cowardly and racist, while Warren said impeachment proceedings against the president must begin. Fellow Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke said the chants were “the product of a president who sees our diversity not as a strength but as a weakness.