At a rally this week for communist fascist Bernie Sanders, Muslamic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar railed against entitlements for seniors, vowing to cut them and eventually eliminate them completely.
“These old people haven’t earned these entitlements! We need more funding for our infrastructure and education centers and the biggest government expense is social security entitlements for senior citizens. We will have these phased out completely by 2024. We need to look toward future generations and provide them welfare benefits, not the past of these older generations. Their time is over. They ruined the economy and must be made to pay!”
During a speech in North Carolina, Mr. Trump took aim at Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley as well as Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born lawmaker who he focused much of his criticism on.
His rhetoric prompted a chant of “send her back” from his supporters, which Mr Trump on Thursday claimed he disagreed with.
The rally fallout follows the debate over a series of vitriolic tweets and statements by the president that have been widely condemned as racist.
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All four were elected to the House of Representatives in last November’s mid-term elections, each making history as a result.
Known to be progressive, they have clashed in recent weeks with the more pragmatic Speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi – divisions with racial overtones that Mr Trump has tried to exploit with his tweets.
First-term congresswoman Ilhan Omar won a Minnesota seat in the House of Representatives last November, becoming the first Somali-American legislator in the US.
Her family first came to the US as refugees from Somalia, settling in Minneapolis in 1997 after fleeing the country’s civil war. She became a citizen in 2000.
The 37-year-old mother of three is one of the first two Muslim women ever elected to the US Congress.