Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota

President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE said he thinks Minnesota Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOcasio-Cortez says endorsing Sanders early is 'the most authentic decision' she could make Ocasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders 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 ClintonClinton trolls Trump with mock letter from JFK to Khrushchev Trump-Graham relationship tested by week of public sparring Sunday shows — Mulvaney seeks to tamp down firestorm over quid pro quo comments, Doral decision MORE in 2016. No Republican presidential candidate has won the state since 1972.

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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.