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

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBiden leads 2020 pack in congressional endorsements Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive MORE (D-Minn.) Thursday posted a picture of herself alongside House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiFormer senior Senate GOP aide says Republicans should call witnesses Democrats step up pressure over witnesses after Bolton bombshell Texas AFL-CIO endorses Cuellar's primary challenger 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 TrumpTrump denies telling Bolton Ukraine aid was tied to investigations Former senior Senate GOP aide says Republicans should call witnesses Title, release date revealed for Bolton memoir 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-CortezThe Memo: Impeachment dominates final Iowa sprint 'The worst news': Political world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant Biden leads 2020 pack in congressional endorsements MORE (D-N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBiden leads 2020 pack in congressional endorsements Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Democrats press Trump administration to stop DNA collection from detained migrants MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyBiden leads 2020 pack in congressional endorsements The Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power Pressley says she 'would welcome the opportunity' to educate DeVos after abortion, slavery comparison 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.