Rep. Ilhan Omar hits back at Donald Trump saying she loves the US 'way more than the president'

Rep. Ilhan Omar says she loves the US ‘way more than the president’ and Trump’s campaign trail attacks have led to ‘threats against our lives’

  • Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar hit back at Donald Trump saying she ‘loves this country’ more than the president does on Sunday
  • She slammed Trump for saying Friday and Saturday on the campaign trail that she ‘hates this country’ and for claiming she entered the US illegally  
  • ‘Ilhan Omar, who truly hates our country, but she’s one of the reasons we’re going win the great state,’ Trump said Saturday at a Michigan rally 
  • Omar was born in Somalia and came to the US as a refugee in the 1990s and became a US citizen at the age of 17 in 2000 

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar hit back at Donald Trump saying she ‘loves this country’ more than the president does after he accused her of entering the US illegally and of ‘hating’ America, adding his words lead to death threats.

‘It’s really also just astonishing to see the way in which he characterizes what love for this country is. I would certainly reckon not only Somalis, but myself, the Governor of Michigan and our Speaker all love this country way more than the president,’ Omar said Sunday in an interview with The Week with Joshua Johnson on MSNBC.

She added Trump is ‘not only destroying the presidency but everything this country stands for.’

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar hit back at Donald Trump saying she 'loves this country' more than the president does after he accused her of entering the US illegally and of 'hating' America

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar hit back at Donald Trump saying she ‘loves this country’ more than the president does after he accused her of entering the US illegally and of ‘hating’ America

'It’s really also just astonishing to see the way in which he characterizes what love for this country is. I would certainly reckon not only Somalis, but myself, the Governor of Michigan and our Speaker all love this country way more than the president,' Omar said Sunday in an interview with The Week with Joshua Johnson on MSNBC

‘It’s really also just astonishing to see the way in which he characterizes what love for this country is. I would certainly reckon not only Somalis, but myself, the Governor of Michigan and our Speaker all love this country way more than the president,’ Omar said Sunday in an interview with The Week with Joshua Johnson on MSNBC

He has attacked Omar several times in his campaign trail, now just 16 days away from the election. 

The president denigrated Omar in a speech in Muskegon, Michigan on Saturday. 

‘Ilhan Omar, who truly hates our country, but she’s one of the reasons we’re going win the great state,’ he said. 

At a rally in Ocala Florida on Friday he said on Omar: ‘She hates our country. She comes from a place that doesn’t even have a government and then she comes here, she tells us how to run our country, and she hates our country.’ 

The president slammed Omar in a speech in Muskegon, Michigan on Saturday. saying: 'Ilhan Omar, who truly hates our country, but she’s one of the reasons we’re going win the great state.' Trump pictured at a rally in Carson City, Nevada on Sunday

The president slammed Omar in a speech in Muskegon, Michigan on Saturday. saying: ‘Ilhan Omar, who truly hates our country, but she’s one of the reasons we’re going win the great state.’ Trump pictured at a rally in Carson City, Nevada on Sunday

Omar added that his words lead to 'frequent threats against our lives. It has to stop.'

Omar added that his words lead to ‘frequent threats against our lives. It has to stop.’

‘If you look at the House with Pelosi, it’s like they hate Israel, and they believe in Omar who came in here and married her brother or something, and came in illegally,’ he added. 

Omar was born in Somalia and came to the US as a refugee in the 1990s and became a US citizen at the age of 17 in 2000. 

Omar’s office has said claims that her ex-husband Ahmed Nur Said Elmi is actually her brother who she married in 2009 so he could move to the US, are ‘disgusting lies.’

Omar was born in Somalia and came to the US as a refugee in the 1990s and became a US citizen at the age of 17 in 2000

Omar was born in Somalia and came to the US as a refugee in the 1990s and became a US citizen at the age of 17 in 2000

‘Donald Trump’s repeated unhinged conspiratorial attacks on me and other prominent female politicians are not just sexist,’ Omar continued on Twitter.

‘They are leading to frequent threats against our lives. It has to stop,’ she added.

On Saturday she also condemned Trump’s jabs saying: ‘He is unraveling. What you are witnessing is the weakest expression of strength. It’s similar to the final acts of fallen dictators. We will outlast him because our stronger.’

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