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Ilhan Omar Responds To ‘Send Her Back’ Chants At Trump Rally

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Evie Fordham Politics and Health Care Reporter

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar responded Thursday to the “send her back” chant aimed at the freshman Congress member by the crowd at President Donald Trump’s rally in North Carolina Wednesday night.

Omar told reporters that Trump is a “fascist” and said he “clearly hates someone like me.”

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The message that he sends is not — is to every single person who shares an identity with me. He’s telling them … that this is not their country. And what we tell them is that this is. They are welcome here. Because what I said on my election night was in Minnesota we don’t just welcome refugees, we send them to Washington,” Omar said. (RELATED: Trump Unleashes Another Twitter Storm As Progressive Congresswomen Hold Presser About ‘Go Back’ Comments)

Members of the crowd at Trump’s rally in Greenville, North Carolina, chanted, “Send her back,” about Omar after Trump brought up comments she made about al-Qaeda. Their chant echoed the language of Trump’s Sunday rant on Twitter likely attacking Omar and three other progressive, female members of Congress.

Some commentators on the right were quick to react to the “send her back” chant.

“Vile. Omar is awful. She is a radical anti-Semite with terrible views. She is also an American citizen and chanting for her deportation based on her exercise of the First Amendment is disgusting,” conservative commentator Ben Shapiro wrote Wednesday on Twitter.

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