After 'send her back' chants, Pelosi and Omar visit Africa together

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarMinneapolis Star Tribune endorses Ilhan Omar's primary challenger Tlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary The Memo: Biden faces balancing act MORE (D-Minn.) Thursday posted a picture of herself alongside House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame On The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Top Democrats say postmaster confirmed changes to mail service amid delays MORE (D-Calif.) on their current trip to Africa.

In the tweet, Omar joked about people who have chanted “send her back,” saying Pelosi “didn’t just make arrangements to send me back, she went back with me.”

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“So grateful for the honor to return to Mother Africa with the @TheBlackCaucus and commemorate The Year of Return!,” Omar tweeted.

Omar is visiting Ghana this week along with Pelosi and the 13 members of the Congressional Black Caucus as they observe the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans in America, according to Quartz.

The group is visiting slave castles and meeting with Ghana’s parliament during the trip.

The “send her back” line was referring to the chant attendees of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE’s rally last month in North Carolina broke into after Trump mentioned the congresswoman’s name.

The rally chant drew widespread condemnation from Democratic lawmakers and some Republicans, coming after Trump in a series of tweets told Omar and three other minority progressive female lawmakers to “go back” to the countries they came from.

All four lawmakers Trump targeted are U.S. citizens, and Omar is the only one not born in the country. She came to America at the age of 12 as a refugee along with family after fleeing Somalia.

Trump singled out "the squad,” a nickname for Omar and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHispanic Caucus asks for Department of Labor meeting on COVID in meatpacking plants Harris, Ocasio-Cortez push climate equity bill with Green New Deal roots Young minority voters show overwhelming support for Biden: poll MORE (D-N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibHuffPost reporter discusses progressives' successful showing on Tuesday Minneapolis Star Tribune endorses Ilhan Omar's primary challenger The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Key 48 hours loom as negotiators push for relief deal MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyMinneapolis Star Tribune endorses Ilhan Omar's primary challenger Tlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE (D-Mass.), after Pelosi in an interview cast doubt on the lawmakers' influence.

Since Trump lashed out at them, though, Pelosi has voiced her support for the women and met with Ocasio-Cortez in private to address the tensions within the Democratic Party.