As expected, President Trump dug deep and took a big swipe at “The Squad” of freshmen House Democratic women during his 551st campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina.
Trump announced that he would be mentioning the progressive House quartet in his speech, and he delivered in a big, taking a shot at all four, but dedicating his efforts on Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Omar was Trump’s main focus, and it showed.
Here are the highlights:
“Representative Omar blamed the United States for the terrorist attacks on our country, saying terrorism is a reaction to our involvement in other peoples’ affair,”
“She smeared U.S. servicemembers involved in ‘Black Hawk Down’ — in other words, she slandered the brave Americans who were trying to keep peace in Somalia.”
“Omar minimized the Sept. 11 attacks on our homeland, saying ‘some people did something,”I don’t think so. ‘Some people did something?’ Yeah, some people did something, alright.”
“She pleaded for compassion for ISIS recruits attempting to join the terrorist organization. She was looking for compassion.”
“Omar laughed that Americans speak of Al Qaeda in a menacing tone, and remarked that, ‘You don’t say ‘America’ with this intensity. You say ‘Al Qaeda,’ makes you proud. Al Qaeda! Makes you proud. You don’t speak that way about America.'”
“And at a press conference just this week, when asked whether she supported Al Qaeda — that’s our enemy, they are a very serious problem, that we take care of, but they always seem to come along somewhere — she refused to answer“
“Omar blamed the United States for the crisis in Venezuela. I mean, think of that one. And she looks down with contempt on the hardworking Americans, saying that ignorance is pervasive in many parts of this country.”
“And she talked about the evil Israel and it’s all about the Benjamins. Not a good thing to say”
Omar’s response was to repost a quote from poet and civil right activist Maya Angelou:
You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. –Maya Angelou