EU official in Canada says he feels 'at home' there because no one was shouting 'send him back'

EU official in Canada says he feels 'at home' there because no one was shouting 'send him back'

European Council President Donald Tusk seemingly knocked President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE on Thursday, saying during a visit to Montreal that he felt welcomed because no one shouted “send him back.”

“I feel at home in Montreal for many reasons,” said Tusk, standing alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauIran expected to send Ukraine the black boxes from downed passenger plane Poll: Most Canadian taxpayers don't want to pay for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's security costs Trudeau: Escalating 'tensions' with Iran to blame for downed jet MORE during a news conference. “Also, because I didn’t hear anyone shouting ‘send him back.’ ”

Tusk’s dig comes the day after attendees at Trump’s North Carolina rally on Wednesday night erupted in “send her back” chants after he attacked Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarJayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive Media's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Jayapal endorses Sanders MORE (D-Minn.).

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Omar is one of four minority, progressive lawmakers to be targeted by the president in recent days, with Trump on Sunday calling for Omar and fellow freshman Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHillary Clinton responds to backlash: 'I will do whatever I can to support our nominee' Klobuchar dismisses White House lawyer's jab about Democrats wanting to be in Iowa The Hill's 12:30 Report: Rules fight sets stage for first day of Trump trial MORE (N.Y.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyMassachusetts governor apologizes after calling Pressley speech a 'rant' Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Jayapal endorses Sanders MORE (Mass.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibDemocrats press Trump administration to stop DNA collection from detained migrants Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Jayapal endorses Sanders MORE (Mich.) to “go back” to their home countries, despite the fact all four are U.S. citizens.

“The comments were hurtful, wrong and completely unacceptable,” Trudeau said at the news conference, according to Bloomberg. “And I want everyone in Canada to know that those comments are completely unacceptable and should not be allowed or encouraged in Canada.”

Trump’s comments have earned widespread backlash among congressional Democrats, with the House on Tuesday approving a resolution to condemn his tweets.

After the Wednesday night rally, GOP lawmakers including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Cheney's decision not to run for Senate sparks Speaker chatter Mark Mellman: A failure of GOP leadership MORE (Calif.), House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mark WalkerBradley (Mark) Mark WalkerRepublicans, Democrats offer support after John Lewis cancer diagnosis House GOP vows to use impeachment to cut into Democratic majority A solemn impeachment day on Capitol Hill MORE (N.C.) and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioApple under pressure to unlock Pensacola shooter's phones Senators offer bill to create alternatives to Huawei in 5G tech Surging Sanders draws fresh scrutiny ahead of debate MORE (Fla.) have denounced the chants.

Trump said Thursday that he disagreed with the chants, despite letting them go for more than 10 seconds before continuing his remarks.