#IStandWithIlhan trends after crowd at Trump rally chants 'send her back'

The hashtag #IStandWithIlhan began trending after the crowd at President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE’s rally Wednesday night targeted Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTrump holds mini-rally at Florida airport Tlaib opens up about why she hasn't endorsed Biden yet The Hill's Campaign Report: Campaigns prepare for homestretch run to Election Day MORE (D-Minn.) and broke out into chants of “send her back.”

The chant erupted during the Greenville, N.C., rally after Trump made a series of remarks blasting Omar following days of attacks on her and other nonwhite progressive congresswomen, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez,200 may be enough in Mitch McConnell's hometown of Louisville, but not in most US cities Democrats go big on diversity with new House recruits Progressives lost the battle for the Democratic Party's soul MORE (N.Y.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyStimulus checks debate now focuses on size, eligibility Tlaib opens up about why she hasn't endorsed Biden yet Is Ilhan Omar one and done? Why she could lose the August primary MORE (Mass.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTrump holds mini-rally at Florida airport Tlaib opens up about why she hasn't endorsed Biden yet On The Money: Congress set for brawl as unemployment cliff looms | Wave of evictions could be coming for nation's renters | House approves 9.5B spending package MORE (Mich.).

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All of the freshman lawmakers are U.S. citizens; Omar is the only one of the four born outside of the U.S., having arrived as a child refugee from her native Somalia.

Omar responded to the chant by sharing 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.

Social media users, including many U.S. and foreign politicians, used the hashtag #IStandWithIlhan as a message of solidarity following the chant.

More than 153,000 tweets had been sent with the phrase as of Thursday morning.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP lawmaker: Democratic Party 'used to be more moderate' 4 reasons why Trump can't be written off — yet Progressives lost the battle for the Democratic Party's soul MORE (I-Vt.), a 2020 presidential contender, said that he is proud of Omar’s work in Congress.

“Trump is stoking the most despicable and disturbing currents in our society,” Sanders wrote. “And that very hatred and racism fuels him. We must fight together to defeat the most dangerous president in the history of our country.”

Former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh (lll.) said that it saddened him to see the “standard-bearer” for his party embrace the chant.

“It’s so ugly. It’s so un-American. It just saddens me beyond belief,” Walsh wrote.

Guy Verhofstadt, a Belgian politician and member of the European Parliament, called the Trump rally chant “monstrous.”

Thousands of others offered their own messages of support for the freshman congresswoman.

While some spoke out against the Trump rally chant, supporters of the president also took to Twitter with a dueling hashtag of #IStandWithPresTrump.

With 49,000 tweets as of Thursday, some of his supporters stood by his decision to attack Omar.