President TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE on Tuesday complained that Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarEnough with the GDP — it's time to measure genuine progress Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats eye potential carbon price in reconciliation bill 'Squad' members call on Biden to shut down Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota 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-CortezConservative group files ethics complaint over Ocasio-Cortez appearance at Met Gala If .5 trillion 'infrastructure' bill fails, it's bye-bye for an increasingly unpopular Biden The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Schumer: Dem unity will happen eventually; Newsom prevails MORE (D-N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibDemocratic bill would force Fed to defund fossil fuels Democrats brace for battle on Biden's .5 trillion spending plan 'Squad' members call on Biden to shut down Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyAdvocates 'in utter disbelief' after Biden resumes Haitian repatriations Democratic bill would force Fed to defund fossil fuels Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats eye potential carbon price in reconciliation bill 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?"
Trump on Ilhan Omar: She’s telling us how to run our country. How did you do where you came from? pic.twitter.com/XLSRZd6yFf— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 22, 2020
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 BidenTrump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race On The Money: Democrats get to the hard part Health Care — GOP attorneys general warn of legal battle over Biden's vaccine mandate 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.