Omar responds to Trump slam: 'You shouldn't be in office'

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTrump holds mini-rally at Florida airport Tlaib opens up about why she hasn't endorsed Biden yet The Hill's Campaign Report: Campaigns prepare for homestretch run to Election Day MORE (D-Minn.) responded Friday after President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE criticized her during an interview with reporters.

Omar fired back on Twitter after Trump told reporters at the White House that if "one-half" of the news reports and online criticism Omar has received from right-wing figures was accurate, she should not be in office.

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"If one-half of the things they're saying about her are true, she shouldn't even be in office," Trump told reporters Friday morning.

"If one-tenth of what they say about you is true, you shouldn’t be in office," Omar shot back, adding "next."

 

 

Trump's comments came as he sought to defend Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP lawmaker: Democratic Party 'used to be more moderate' White House not optimistic on near-term stimulus deal Sunday shows - Stimulus debate dominates MORE (D-Calif.) from criticism levied at her by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez,200 may be enough in Mitch McConnell's hometown of Louisville, but not in most US cities Democrats go big on diversity with new House recruits Progressives lost the battle for the Democratic Party's soul MORE (D-N.Y.) after the New York Democrat accused Pelosi of singling out women of color for her own critical remarks.

"The persistent singling out ... it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful ... the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color," Ocasio-Cortez said this week in an interview with The Washington Post.

Ocasio-Cortez and Omar are part of a four-member group of freshmen women lawmakers who have pushed for progressive policies.