Omar responds to ‘send her back’ chant with Maya Angelou quote

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) responded to the crowd at President Trump’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.

{mosads}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-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (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. 

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