Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?'

President TrumpDonald TrumpClinton, Bush, Obama reflect on peaceful transition of power on Biden's Inauguration Day Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Biden reverses Trump's freeze on .4 billion in funds MORE on Tuesday complained that Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarDemocrats poised to impeach Trump again Pence opposes removing Trump under 25th Amendment: reports Pelosi vows to impeach Trump again — if Pence doesn't remove him first MORE (D-Minn.) should not be giving input on how to run the country, asking of the Somali refugee, "How is your country doing?"

The president's attacks on Omar came as part of a broader diatribe against a group of first-term congresswomen known as "the squad," which consists of Omar and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBudowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated Biden faces tall order in uniting polarized nation Facebook has no current plan to end the Trump suspension MORE (D-N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBiden and the new Congress must protect Americans from utility shutoffs Overnight Energy: EPA rule exempts many polluting industries from future air regulations | Ex-Michigan governor to be charged over Flint water crisis: report | Officials ousted from White House after papers casting doubt on climate science Ex-Michigan governor to be charged over Flint water crisis: report MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyBelfast's Troubles echo in today's Washington Federal government carries out 13th and final execution under Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Biden asks Congress to expand largest relief response in U.S. history MORE (D-Mass.).

"We’re going win the state of Minnesota because of her, they say," Trump said of Omar. "She’s telling us how to run our country. How did you do where you came from? How is your country doing?"

The comments were the latest personal attacks Trump has levied against Omar, who arrived in the United States with her family after fleeing war-torn Somalia. She is a U.S. citizen.


A crowd at one of the president's North Carolina rallies last year chanted "send her back" about the congresswoman as Trump looked on.

He has also accused her of being anti-Semitic because of her views on the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians, and the president tweeted last year that the four "squad" members, all women of color, should "go back" to their countries. All four are U.S. citizens, and only Omar was born outside the U.S.

Trump also took aim at Ocasio-Cortez during Tuesday's rally, saying she's "not a good student" or a "good anything, but she’s got a good line of crap." 


"We don’t need socialists and we don’t need communists telling us how to run our country," Trump said.

The Trump campaign has made a play for Minnesota in the 2020 election, but recent polls have shown it will be an uphill climb. Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenKaty Perry and her 'Firework' close out inauguration TV special Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Tom Hanks: After years of 'troubling rancor,' Inauguration Day 'is about witnessing the permanence of our American ideal' MORE is leading Trump by 10 percentage points in an average of polls from the state.

Omar, meanwhile, is expected to coast to reelection in her solidly blue district that represents Minneapolis.