Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThis week: Democrats face mounting headaches Klobuchar: 'It is evil to make it deliberately hard for people to vote' Democrats push to shield election workers from violent threats MORE (D-Minn.) fired back at President TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE after he tweeted Tuesday morning that he would win Minnesota in 2020 because of Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarWarren, Bush offer bill to give HHS power to impose eviction moratorium Democrats look for Plan B after blow on immigration Democrats reject hardball tactics against Senate parliamentarian MORE (D-Minn.).
“You'll never win Minnesota, Donald Trump. I'll make sure of it. Our state economy is strong because of our great workers and businesses,” the senator and presidential candidate tweeted. “And the last time I checked, racist words and putting a congresswoman and her family in harm’s way aren’t very popular in our state,” she added.
You'll never win Minnesota, Donald Trump. I'll make sure of it. Our state economy is strong because of our great workers and businesses. And the last time I checked, racist words and putting a congresswoman and her family in harm’s way aren’t very popular in our state. https://t.co/PF9r2a7U6h— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) July 23, 2019
Trump’s initial tweet came Tuesday morning, his latest salvo against Omar and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezFeehery: The confidence game Democrats face full legislative plate and rising tensions McCarthy on Dems' spending bill: 'The amount of money we spent to win World War II' MORE (D-N.Y.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyWarren, Bush offer bill to give HHS power to impose eviction moratorium Haitians stuck in Texas extend Biden's immigration woes Advocates 'in utter disbelief' after Biden resumes Haitian repatriations MORE (D-Mass.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibProgressive foreign policy should not be pro-autocracy Democratic bill would force Fed to defund fossil fuels Democrats brace for battle on Biden's .5 trillion spending plan MORE (D-Mich.), which began earlier this month when he tweeted that they should "go back" to other countries. All four are U.S. citizens and all but Omar were born in the U.S.
At a campaign rally last week, crowds chanted “Send her back” when Trump mentioned Omar, a Somali American who came to the U.S. as a refugee as a child.
Trump lost Minnesota by 1.5 points in 2016, the closest margin in the state since 1984, when former vice president and Minnesota Sen. Walter Mondale (D) won by 0.2 points, the only state he carried against President Reagan.