Omar responds to 'send her back' chant with Maya Angelou quote

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive Media's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle MORE (D-Minn.) responded to the crowd at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE's rally Wednesday night chanting "send her back" by tweeting a quote from Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise."

“You may shoot me with your words,/ You may cut me with your eyes,/ You may kill me with your hatefulness,/ But still, like air, I’ll rise,” Omar tweeted Wednesday.

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The chant erupted during the Greenville, N.C., rally as Trump made a series of remarks blasting Omar, a U.S. citizen who arrived as a refugee from Somalia as a child.

The rally followed several days of attacks by Trump on both Omar in particular and three other progressive minority congresswomen, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezImpeachment throws curveball in Iowa to sidelined senators Sanders says it's 'disappointing' he's not on campaign trail in Iowa The Hill's Campaign Report: Ten days to Iowa MORE (D-N.Y.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyThe Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power Pressley says she 'would welcome the opportunity' to educate DeVos after abortion, slavery comparison Massachusetts governor apologizes after calling Pressley speech a 'rant' MORE (D-Mass.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibSanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Democrats press Trump administration to stop DNA collection from detained migrants Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive MORE (D-Mich.), that began when Trump tweeted that they should “go back” to other countries.

Omar is the only one of the four born outside the U.S. Trump singled out each of the four at the rally, but the the chant only came after he mentioned Omar's name.