Lauren Boebert’s racist story painting Ilhan Omar as a potential terrorist has been spreading for days, along with the fallout from it. Now the former President of the United States has joined in the attack, issuing a statement that reiterates lies and conspiracy theories about Omar.
In a video initially released on social media last week, Boebert (R-CO) told a racist anecdote that portrayed Omar (D-MN) as a potential terrorist about whom Capitol Police had serious concerns. Since then, the flame has been fueled with her issuing a nonpology, even as she expressed appreciation for those who backed her statements, clicking ‘like’ on tweets that double-down on conspiracy theories like the right-wing rumor that Omar married her brother.
Now Donald Trump has put his two cents in, issuing a statement attacking Omar, who is a Somali refugee, a Muslim, and an American citizen and legislator.
His Director of Communications, Taylor Budowich, tweeted the statement, as Trump himself is no longer allowed to post on Twitter.
45: @IlhanMN should apologize for marrying her brother, committing large-scale immigration and election fraud, wishing death to Israel, and for essentially abandoning her former country, which doesn’t even have a government—Exactly what she’d like to see for the US! pic.twitter.com/VryjPOH6wN
— Taylor Budowich (@TayFromCA) November 30, 2021
Congresswoman Omar should apologize for marrying her brother, committing large-scale immigration and election fraud, wishing death to Israel, and for essentially abandoning her former country, which doesn’t even have a government—Exactly what she’d like to see for the US!
Trump’s statement demands an apology from Omar for a list of alleged actions, including “abandoning” Somalia. As Biography documents, Omar’s family sought refuge when she was only 8 years old, and she spent 4 years in a refugee camp in Kenya before being given asylum in the United States.
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