Omar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country'
Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarMehdi Hasan gets MSNBC Sunday prime-time show Six ways to visualize a divided America Jamaal Bowman's mother dies of COVID-19: 'I share her legacy with all of you' MORE (D-Minn.) on Tuesday night fired back at President TrumpDonald TrumpDonald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee MORE, who went after her at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania.
Trump on Tuesday said Omar, a refugee from Somalia who came to the U.S. as a child, is “telling us how to run our country” and taunted her, asking, “How is your country doing?”
Omar was quick to respond on Twitter.
“Firstly, this is my country & I am a member of the House that impeached you,” Omar shot back. “Secondly, I fled civil war when I was 8. An 8-year-old doesn’t run a country even though you run our country like one.”
Firstly, this is my country & I am a member of the House that impeached you.
Secondly, I fled civil war when I was 8. An 8-year-old doesn’t run a country even though you run our country like one. https://t.co/zcKKjdC8ju— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 23, 2020ADVERTISEMENT
Omar has been an American citizen since 2000.
The Minnesota lawmaker has been a favorite target of Trump throughout his presidency, pouncing on her critical comments of Israel to cast her as anti-Semitic and saying at one point she and three other congresswomen of color should “go back” to their countries.
Omar has also been a prominent foil for the GOP faithful, which broke out into a “send her back” chant at a Trump rally last year.
The feud between the two comes as Trump also makes a play for Minnesota in the presidential race, though former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden 'disappointed' in Senate parliamentarian ruling but 'respects' decision Taylor Swift celebrates House passage of Equality Act Donald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' MORE is still expected to win the Gopher State, and Omar is expected to handily win reelection in her solidly blue district that represents Minneapolis.