Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE said he thinks Minnesota Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarWorld Jewish Congress condemns Tlaib for suggesting boycott of Bill Maher's show A lesson of the Trump, Tlaib, Omar, Netanyahu affair Tlaib suggests boycotting Maher show after he calls anti-Israel boycott movement 'bulls--- purity test' MORE (D), a vocal critic of the president and frequent target of his attacks, will help him win the state in 2020. 

"In 2020, because of America hating anti-Semite Rep. Omar, & the fact that Minnesota is having its best economic year ever, I will win the State! 'We are going to be a nightmare to the President,' she say. No, AOC Plus 3 are a Nightmare for America!" the president Tweeted Tuesday morning.

Trump narrowly lost Minnesota to former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Republicans plot comeback in New Jersey MORE in 2016. No Republican presidential candidate has won the state since 1972.


Trump has increased his attacks on Omar and other progressive freshmen congresswomen in recent weeks after telling them to "go back" to where they came from.

At a recent Trump rally, the crowd chanted "send her back" when Trump again attacked Omar. He let the chant continue for 13 seconds before he began speaking again, though he has since disavowed it. 

Omar's base and hometown voters seem to still support the progressive they elected in 2018. She was welcomed back last week to a crowd at a Minnesota airport chanting "welcome home Ilhan." 

A CBS–YouGov poll conducted last week found Omar had a net favorability rating among Democrats who knew her, especially liberal Democrats. 

The Hill reached out to Omar's office.