Trump: Democrats Too Scared to Condemn ‘Pro-Terrorist’ Ilhan Omar

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news and stories relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is based in Maryland.
July 16, 2019 Updated: July 16, 2019

President Donald Trump issued another attack on radical Democratic congresswomen on July 16, calling on the House of Representatives to rebuke them.

“The Democrat Congresswomen have been spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate, & yet they get a free pass and a big embrace from the Democrat Party,” Trump said on Twitter.

“Horrible anti-Israel, anti-USA, pro-terrorist & public shouting of the F…word, among many other terrible things, and the petrified Dems run for the hills.”

The president then wondered why the House, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has not condemned comments made by the congresswomen he was referring to, which appeared to include Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), known collectively as the “squad.”

Omar argued for lenient sentencing for ISIS supporters while Tlaib has called Trump an expletive multiple times.

“Why isn’t the House voting to rebuke the filthy and hate laced things they have said? Because they are the Radical Left, and the Democrats are afraid to take them on. Sad!” Trump added.

Trump seemed to be referring to news that House Democrats plan on voting this week on a resolution that condemns Trump’s comments, which they claim are racist. The four-page resolution (pdf) says Trump’s missives “have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”

It quotes Benjamin Franklin, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and President John F. Kennedy, among others, and says the House “believes that immigrants and their descendants have made America stronger, and that those who take the oath of citizenship are every bit as American as those whose families have lived in the United States for many generations.”

The back-and-forth between Trump and Omar and her allies erupted over the weekend when he called on her to return to Somalia and fix the country before returning to the United States “to show us how it’s done.”

The attacks continued throughout Monday and have spilled over into Tuesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump takes part in the third Annual Made in America Product Showcase on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington on July 15, 2019. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump continued on Monday at an event at the White House, saying the politicians he’s referring to “hate our country.”

“Well, they’re very unhappy. I’m watching them; all they do is complain. So all I’m saying is, if they want to leave, they can leave … They can leave,” Trump said before directing specific criticism to Omar and Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

“Somebody that comes from Somalia, which is a failed government, a failed state, who left Somalia, who ultimately came here and now is a congresswoman, who’s never happy,” he said. “[Omar] says horrible things about Israel, hates Israel, hates Jews, hates Jews, it’s very simple.”

Trump also referenced how Omar had once joked about the way her professor would say “al-Qaeda” during an interview and also pointed out how the freshman congresswoman had previously trivialized the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks during a CAIR speech where she controversially said “some people did something.”

He then went on to criticize Ocasio-Cortez for causing Amazon to pull out from their plans to build part of their second headquarters in New York.

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From left, Reps. Rashida Tlaib, (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar, (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley, (D-Mass.), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-NY), respond to remarks by President Donald Trump during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington on July 15, 2019. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

“If the Democrats want to wrap their bows around this group of four people—one of them kept Amazon out of New York, tens of thousands of jobs. Would have been a great thing and she kept Amazon from going,” Trump said. “But tens of thousands of jobs and New York has not been the same since that happened. It’s really hurt New York and New York City.”

Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Pressley held a press conference later Monday hitting back at the president for his remarks about them.

“This is a president who has said ‘grab women by the [expletive].’ This is a president who has called black athletes ‘sons of [expletive].’ This is a president who has called people who come from black and brown countries ‘[expletive],'” Omar told reporters.

“To distract from that, he’s launching a blatantly racist attack on four duly elected members of the United States House of Representatives, all of whom are women of color. This is the agenda of white nationalists.”

Epoch Times reporter Janita Kan contributed to this report.

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news and stories relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is based in Maryland.