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

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBill banning menthol in cigarettes divides Democrats, with some seeing racial bias Progressive group leader describes why Warren would be better than Sanders Omar offers sneak peek at her forthcoming memoir MORE (D-Minn.) responded Friday after President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary 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 PelosiOvernight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — California monitoring 8,400 people for coronavirus | Pence taps career official to coordinate response | Dems insist on guardrails for funding Overnight Energy: Murkowski, Manchin unveil major energy bill | Lawmakers grill EPA chief over push to slash agency's budget | GOP lawmaker accuses Trump officials of 'playing politics' over Yucca Mountain Hillicon Valley — Presented by Facebook — Federal court rules tech giants can censor content | Trump upends surveillance fight | Senate passes bill barring federal funds for Huawei equipment MORE (D-Calif.) from criticism levied at her by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez cuts census ad with Lin-Manuel Miranda Bill banning menthol in cigarettes divides Democrats, with some seeing racial bias Industry group warns fracking ban could cost 7.5M jobs in US 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.