Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), participated in a discussion with far-left Washington Post on Monday over the 2020 election and progressive legislative goals for Congress.
During the interview, opinion writer for WaPo, Jonathan Capehart, asked Omar in reference to President Donald Trump: “It’s one thing to have someone attack your community … it’s another thing when that someone is the president of the United States and he is directly attacking you by name, personally. How has that felt?
Ilhan Omar responded: “On a personal level, you know, I have gotten accustomed to standing up to bullies in my life. So on a personal level it hasn’t really impacted me, besides, you know, having my children be exposed to it.”
“And you know, for the last two months of this election cycle, waking up every single morning to text messages from my siblings asking me if I was safe,” she claimed.
“Because he chose to speak about me at every single rally, didn’t really matter where he was, sometimes multiple times in a day as he held his Klan rallies throughout the country,” Omar declared of the president’s campaign events and Trump’s supporters who attended.
On November 7, Omar also tweeted, “It was painful to wake up every morning with a text from my siblings asking if I was safe the last two months after his clan rallies. MN and you’ll [sic] had my back and we persisted. Onward to less worrying text, panic and ‘send her back’ chants.” Video Below
Ilhan Omar’s remarks in part:
Wow. @IlhanMN just referred to Trump rallies as “Klan Rallies”
This is what Ilhan Omar thinks of the 73 million people that Voted for President Trump.
Please tell me more about how Democrats want to “Heal” this country.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 16, 2020
Ilhan Omar’s tweet:
Thank you sis, we are resilient!
It was painful to wake up every morning with a text from my siblings asking if I was safe the last two months after his clan rallies.
MN and you’ll had my back and we persisted.
Onward to less worrying text, panic and “send her back” chants. https://t.co/Tk8iJELMwm
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 7, 2020