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

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBooker responds to Onion article mocking Buttigieg over stock photo Hillicon Valley: Progressives oppose funding bill over surveillance authority | Senators call for 5G security coordinator | Facebook gets questions over location tracking | Louisiana hit by ransomware attack Progressives oppose spending stopgap measure over surveillance authority extension MORE (D-Minn.) responded Friday after President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate 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 PelosiKlobuchar shuts down idea a woman can't beat Trump: 'Pelosi does it every day' Budowsky: Trump destroying GOP in 2018, '19, '20 On The Money: Senate scraps plan to force second shutdown vote | Trump tax breaks for low-income neighborhoods draw scrutiny | McConnell rips House Dems for holding up trade deal MORE (D-Calif.) from criticism levied at her by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSteyer, Biden clash over climate credentials Trump tax breaks for low-income neighborhoods draw scrutiny Sanders doubles down on Bolivia 'coup,' few follow suit 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.