Rep. Ilhan Omar walked back her criticisms of Barack Obama, saying President Trump, by comparison, is “really not” human.
A recent interview with Politico revealed Omar had some choice words for Obama, shredding his border apprehension policies, denouncing his droning of other countries, and noting that he was little more than a “pretty face” allowed to “get away with murder.”
The Minnesota congresswoman made a direct line comparison between the current President and the one who came before him.
“We can’t be only upset with Trump. … His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was,” she said, speaking clearly of Obama.
— Blake News (@blakehounshell) March 8, 2019
Claims Trump Is Not Human
Fox News questioned Omar about the comparison between Trump and Obama, but she denied there was anything that equates the two men.
She absurdly claims that the man whom she criticized in the Politico interview for the “caging of kids” at the U.S.-Mexico border is a human being, while the current President who has protected children used by adults to cross the border by simply continuing that policy, is not.
“Do you think that President Obama is the same as President Trump?” a reporter asks.
“Absolutely not! That is silly to even think and equate the two,” Omar replied. “One is human. The other is really not.”
Fox News’ Guerin Hays asks Ilhan Omar about last week’s Politico article: “Do you think President Obama is the same as President Trump?”
Omar: “Absolutely not. … One is human the other is not”
Omar’s dehumanizing remarks come after she was slammed last week for anti-Semitism pic.twitter.com/zFvi4KoicY
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 12, 2019
Omar’s response contradicts the exact words she said in the Politico article. So, which is it?
They really need to keep a microphone in front of this woman at all times. She’s the gift that keeps on giving. If Trump supporters were fired up over Hillary Clinton’s ‘deplorables’ comment in 2016, imagine how they’re going to react to having the President disparaged as inhuman.
Where is the Outrage?
Remember all of the outrage when Eric Trump slammed Democrats who viciously attack his father as “not even people”? One has to assume there will be an equal amount of media hysteria over comments claiming President Trump isn’t human.
Come to think of it – if Trump is ‘not human’ as Omar alleges, then he must be an animal. And everyone knows referring to somebody as an animal is racist. Surely another condemnation by Democrats and widespread media coverage will be in the works for the radical congresswoman.
Of course, Trump’s allegation that MS-13 members are ‘animals’ and ‘not human’ is more reality-based.
Imagine the outrage had a Republican member of Congress called Obama “not human.” They would have already been censured for the statements and removed from their committee assignments.
Omar will receive no punishment. After all:
- This isn’t the worst thing she’s said in the past few weeks, let alone in her career.
- There is more than likely a good portion of the Democrat party that agrees with her.
Omar’s comments are one in a long line of dehumanizing insults about those she disagrees with politically. Her statements describing Israel as “evil” certainly fall in line with that manner of thinking.
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