Rep. Ilhan Omar has only been a member of Congress for roughly four months, but she seems to be embroiled in a new controversy every single week.
During a rally Wednesday night in Florida, President Donald Trump cracked a joke that sent her over the edge.
While talking about what border agents can legally do to combat illegal aliens from sneaking into the country, Trump said: “Don’t forget, we don’t let [border security agents] and we can’t let them use weapons, we can’t. Other countries do, but we can’t. I would never let them do that.”
While it was difficult to understand, it sounded like someone in the crowd shouted “shoot them” in response to Trump’s comments.
“That’s only in the Panhandle you can get away with that statement,” Trump jokingly responded. “Only in the Panhandle.”
In response, Omar tweeted: “This was hard to watch and listen to but unsurprising that Trump would laugh about shooting people who come to our country seeking a better life.”
The Trump Campaign immediately shot back, tweeting a video clip of Omar where she was laughing and joking while talking about Al-Qaeda and their attack on Sept. 11, 2001, which resulted in roughly 3,000 Americans being murdered by the Islamic terror group.
“When I was in college, I took a terrorism class. … The thing that
was interesting in the class was every time the professor said ‘Al
Qaeda’ his shoulders went up,” Omar said during the 2013 interview as
she laughed saying “Al Qaeda” and “Hezbollah.”
“But you know, it is that you don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity, you don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity,” Omar continued. “You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity. But you say these names [Al Qaeda] because you want that word to carry weight. You want it to be something.”
Omar has also come under heavy fire several times in recent months for making anti-Semitic comments.
Omar came under fire last week for describing the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks as “some people did something.”
Trump and many have criticized Omar for her abhorrent comments about 9/11.