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

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBiden compares Trump to George Wallace Padma Lakshmi on Trump's handling of 'send her back' chant: 'It's Charlottesville 2.0' Trump defends response to rally chant: I did not 'lead people on' MORE (D-Minn.) responded Friday after President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' 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 PelosiTrump telling aides to look at potential spending cuts if he wins reelection: report Budget talks between White House, Pelosi spill into weekend Trump says he won't watch Mueller testimony MORE (D-Calif.) from criticism levied at her by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezMichelle Obama weighs in on Trump, 'Squad' feud: 'Not my America or your America. It's our America' Trump steps up attacks on 'Squad' Trump says he doesn't care if attacks on 'Squad' hurt him politically 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.