Trump Slaps Omar: ‘I Will Win’ Your State In 2020 ‘Because Of’ You
In 2016, GOP candidate Donald Trump took some states not usually won by Republicans, most notably Wisconsin and Michigan. And he got close — very close — to taking Minnesota, which hasn’t voted for a Republican in the presidential election since 1972 (in 1984, when Ronald Reagan won 49 states, the lone state to vote for Democrat Walter Mondale was Minnesota).
But President Trump says all that’s going to change in 2020 because of one person — Rep. Ilhan Omar.
“In 2016 I almost won Minnesota. In 2020, because of America hating anti-Semite Rep. Omar, & the fact that Minnesota is having its best economic year ever, I will win the State! ‘We are going to be a nightmare to the President,’ she say[s]. No, AOC Plus 3 are a Nightmare for America!” Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton won 46.4% of the vote to Trump’s 44.9%. The Libertarian candidate won 3.8% of the vote, meaning if the numbers stayed the same and Trump simply picked up that portion of the vote, he’d win in 2020.
Trump has been hitting four Democratic lawmakers now calling themselves “The Squad” — Omar, along with Reps. Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
In a speech later Tuesday, Trump targeted Omar again. “You know why I’m going to win Minnesota? Because of her.”
Omar on Tuesday called Trump racist.
“Right now, even when we’re talking about the president, people will say, you know, his remarks are racist, and we’ll forget the inherent racism that has always been part of him,” Omar said, criticizing how Trump “always takes an opportunity to others to vilify them and destroy their existence and ability to access our justice system.”
Watch the video here.
Trump has kept up his attacks, jumping on Twitter on Friday to rip Omar, who was greeted like a returning hero when she arrived at the airport in Minneapolis on Thursday.
“It is amazing how the Fake News Media became ‘crazed’ over the chant ‘send her back’ by a packed Arena (a record) crowd in the Great State of North Carolina, but is totally calm & accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by the three Radical Left Congresswomen…” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“….Mainstream Media, which has lost all credibility, has either officially or unofficially become a part of the Radical Left Democrat Party. It is a sick partnership, so pathetic to watch! They even covered a tiny staged crowd as they greeted Foul Mouthed Omar in Minnesota, a… ….State which I will win in #2020 because they can’t stand her and her hatred of our Country, and they appreciate all that I have done for them (opening up mining and MUCH more) which has led to the best employment & economic year in Minnesota’s long and beautiful history!” he wrote.
On Monday, he took to Twitter to once again rip the four women who have dubbed themselves “The Squad.”
“The ‘Squad’ is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border… And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!” Trump wrote on Twitter.