Rep. Ilhan Omar taunted Donald Trump with pictures of she and Nancy Pelosi visiting ‘Mother Africa’ after the President suggested she ‘go back‘ and fix where she came from before criticizing America.
Omar posted pictures of the pair posing and then walking through the Door of No Return, a famous symbol of the slave trade located on Gorée Island, just off the coast of the city of Dakar, Senegal.
The Minnesota Democrat referred to the “send her back” chants that surfaced at a Trump rally last month. She noted that Pelosi didn’t just send her back, she joined her on the journey.
“They said ‘send her back’ but Speaker [Pelosi] didn’t just make arrangements to send me back, she went back with me,” Omar wrote. “So grateful for the honor to return to Mother Africa with the [the Black Caucus] and commemorate The Year of Return!”
They said “send her back” but Speaker @SpeakerPelosi didn’t just make arrangements to send me back, she went back with me ✊🏽
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 1, 2019
Pelosi also posted pictures of her visit alongside the Congressional Black Caucus, claiming the
vacation trip was “deeply transformative” and offered a “renewed sense of purpose to fight injustice and inequality everywhere.”
Guess they can start in, say … Baltimore?
So Happy Together
The images of Omar and Pelosi holding hands aren’t fooling anybody. The terrified look on the San Francisco Democrat’s face, petrified as they set forth through the Door of No Return, betrays that.
Pelosi herself has described some of Omar’s platforms, such as support for the BDS movement against Israel, as “bigoted” and “dangerous.”
“We must also be vigilant against bigoted or dangerous ideologies masquerading as policy, and that includes BDS,” she announced. “I simply declare – to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-American. It has no place in our country.”
Huh … Looks like she’s telling her to get out of America too. What a racist!
Pelosi hugging The Squad this tightly is a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see how it pays off for her. https://t.co/qoObfbA6Sa
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 1, 2019
Omar has refused to apologize for past anti-Semitic remarks, giving the House Speaker a headache as she has twisted and contorted in every conceivable manner to explain them away.
The Somali-born Democrat is also a member of the ‘Squad’ – a group of freshman congressional progressives – who accused Pelosi of being a racist, blamed her for encouraging death threats and threatened her to speak to them before she goes spouting off to the press.
Holding hands in a photo-op isn’t going to repair that damage. In fact, Pelosi clinging to an extremist like this as a means to insult the President only serves to help his re-election bid.
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