Omar was born in Mogadishu, and when she was eight her family fled Somalia's civil war.
A day after a crowd at a raucous Trump rally in North Carolina chanted "send her back" about one of the Democratic women, Somali-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, these Republican voters in Florida focused their agenda on a discussion with their local sheriff about traffic and avoiding tickets under a new state law that banned texting while driving.
"When I said I was the president's nightmare, well you're watching it now because his nightmare is seeing a Somali immigrant refugee rise to Congress", she said. "They did. And I disagreed with it".
In a week that has been full of hostile exchanges over race and love of country on both sides, Trump returned to a pattern that has become familiar during controversies of his own making: Ignite a firestorm, backtrack from it, but then double down on his original, inflammatory position. The president said they ought to "go back" to their home countries to "fix" things there before criticizing the U.S. Democrats, meanwhile, pointed to the episode as a rallying cry to energy and mobilize their supporters to vote Trump out of office. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of MI and Ayanna Pressley of MA.
Despite the uproar over his comments, condemned as "racist" by the Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives, Trump stepped up his attacks at a rally in North Carolina on Wednesday, where the incendiary chants broke out.
Republican leader Mitch McConnell told the Fox Business Network on Thursday that Mr Trump is "on to something" by attacking the four congresswomen as their policies will be important in the upcoming election.
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of IL tweeted that it was "ugly, wrong, & would send chills down the spines of our Founding Fathers".
The White House and Democrats in Congress have been embroiled in a public feud since the president tweeted Sunday that a group of progressive congresswomen "who originally came from countries where governments are a complete and total catastrophe" should "go back and fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came". "This ugliness must end, or we risk our great union".
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But he had clearly set if up in the tweet he posted last Sunday attacking Ilhan Omar and three other Democratic lawmakers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, saying they hate the United States and they should "go back" to the "totally broken and crime-infested" countries they came from.
Walker, who called the chant "offensive", was among about 10 House GOP leaders who had breakfast Thursday with Vice President Mike Pence at Pence's residence in Washington.
"We don't need to take it that far where we change the narrative of the story", he said he told Pence.
'When you are telling any American citizen of a different color than you, to send them back, I too didn't think this is something you would see, especially going into 2020, ' said McCain.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday condemned Trump's xenophobic tweets against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying the United States leader's attacks "go against what makes America great".
His criticism of Omar included a false accusation that she has voiced pride in Al-Qaeda.
Trump and his campaign are trying to make the four congresswomen the faces of the Democratic Party.
Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, called the incident and "atrocious attack against our consulate employees in Erbil". The prime minister has said he is looking at strengthening the Kurdish regional government's relationship with Turkey.
People in Athens felt the natural disaster as it hit, causing some to run into the streets, per the Associated Press . News channels ran photos sent in by viewers, showing parked cars in central Athens damaged by fallen masonry.
Additionally, a Department of State official told PEOPLE that "we are aware of the arrest of a USA citizen in Stockholm". We take seriously our responsibility to assist USA citizens overseas and are actively monitoring the situation.
An IBM spokesman confirmed that the deal is worth billions of dollars over several years but did not provide a precise figure. The biggest factor in the Microsoft's performance was its commercial cloud services business, which grew 39% in the quarter.
Petrus played with the Giants from 2010 to 2012 and even won a Super Bowl with the team before moving on to the Tennessee Titans . That said, anyone exposed to hot weather for too long can become sick. "He was drinking water but not enough electrolytes".
It also would jettison a loophole that allows employers to pay those with disabilities less than the minimum wage. McConnell ruled out the possibility in an interview on Fox Business Network's 'Mornings with Maria'.
The estimate was lower than the lower court's previous ruling of 30%, meaning that the potential compensation is lower. Hotic said the amount of compensation was not the priority for the Mothers of Srebrenica .
Britain said it was urgently seeking further information after a British-flagged tanker took a sudden turn into Iranian waters. He called on the British government to do "whatever is necessary" to ensure the safe and swift return of the ship's crew.
It's hot outside, which is why forecasters at State College issued a warning starting Friday for central Pennsylvania residents. Red Cross officials remind residents to stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids, but avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
Gossip Girl reboot confirmed for upcoming HBO Max
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‘The Lion King’ Tops $130 Million Overseas
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Man scales down the side of a building as it catches fire
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Trump selects Justice Scalia’s son as labor secretary
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Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Sentenced to Life in US Prison
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