Omar: Trump could provoke a war with Iran over lost revenue at his hotels

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan Omar Omar: 'Disappointing' that we're 'sending money to less people than the Trump administration' House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act House Democrats' ambitious agenda set to run into Senate blockade MORE tweeted Monday that President TrumpDonald TrumpUS, South Korea reach agreement on cost-sharing for troops Graham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE could draw the U.S. into war with Iran if it seek to harm properties owned by the Trump Organization around the world.

In a tweet, the Minnesota Democrat called on Trump to divest from his global business holdings, a common criticism that has followed Trump throughout his first term, in the aftermath of the U.S. killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week.

"His business interests should not be driving military decisions," Omar said.

The first-term Democrat has become a top target of the president on Twitter and at his campaign rallies including when he told her to "go back" to where she came from.


At the time, Omar accused Trump of "stoking white nationalism" with his remarks while also blasting him as corrupt and inept.

"You are stoking white nationalism because you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda," Omar, who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia, tweeted.

Tensions with Iran reached a boiling point after Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike. Iran has vowed retaliation, which Trump has forcefully warned against.