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

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarIlhan Omar responds to 'Conservative Squad': 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire MORE (D-Minn.) responded to the crowd at President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day 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-CortezTrump tweet mocking Greta Thunberg sparks backlash The Memo: Pelosi-Trump trade deal provokes debate on left Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Tucker Carlson as 'white supremacist sympathizer' MORE (D-N.Y.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyIlhan Omar responds to 'Conservative Squad': 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire Booker unveils legislation for federal bill to ban discrimination against natural hair MORE (D-Mass.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibIlhan Omar responds to 'Conservative Squad': 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' House passes bill that would give legal status to thousands of undocumented farmworkers Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll 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.