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Trump Reacts To Ilhan Omar Allegedly Using Campaign Money For Affair

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Amber Athey White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump reacted to allegations Friday that Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar may have used campaign money to fund an affair.

According to a complaint filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), Omar illegally diverted funds from her congressional campaign to pay for travel for Tim Mynett, her alleged lover.

The Daily Caller asked the president about the allegations while he was leaving the White House to travel to Camp David.

“I think it’s terrible,” he responded. “I think those allegations are absolutely terrible.”

Omar’s campaign gave $223,000 to Tim Mynett’s company, E. Street Group, LLC, from August 2018 through June 2019, mainly for fundraising consulting. But on April 1, the campaign began paying for Mynett’s travel. (RELATED: Ilhan Omar Illegally Diverted Campaign Funds To Pursue Romantic Affair, FEC Complaint Alleges)

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 23: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participates in a panel discussion during the Muslim Collective For Equitable Democracy Conference and Presidential Forum at the The National Housing Center July 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. As a member of a group of four freshman Democratic women of color, known informally as 'The Squad,' Omar has been targeted by President Donald Trump with controversial tweets during the last week. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 23: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

On April 7, Mynett allegedly told his wife that he was having an affair with Omar and was in love with her, according to his wife’s divorce filing.

“We believe Representative Ilhan Omar may have touched the third rail of campaign finance law: disbursing campaign funds for personal use. It’s a brazen act Representative Omar was caught doing before in Minnesota and all of the evidence we’ve seen tells us she’s probably doing it again,” National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) investigator Tom Anderson said.

The alleged misuse of campaign funds by Omar has gone largely unreported in the press.