US president Donald Trump renewed his attacks on Somali-American congresswoman Ilhan Omar over the weekend during a campaign stop in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
But the latest attack targeted at his Democratic contender Joe Biden went as far as tearing into Ilhan’s native Somalia. According to Trump the Horn of African country was an anarchic, lawless state and Ilhan wanted America to degenerate to those levels.
“Ilhan Omar is going to be very much involved in a Biden government. They will put this hate-filled America bashing, socialists, front and center in deciding the fate of your family and deciding the fate of your country, I don’t think so.
About Somalia he said: “She (Ilhan) would like to make the government of our country just like the country from where she came, Somalia. No government, no safety, no police, no nothing, just anarchy. And now, she is telling us how to run our country, no thank you.
“And I think we are going to have a big victory in Minnesota,” he added. Ilhan represents Minnesota’s 5th District in Congress.
The congresswoman fired a reply at Trump accusing him of complicity in the handling of coronavirus which has claimed over 100,000 lives. She also slammed with the fact that he had been impeached.
“Look, as the impeached President with over 100,000 Americans dead, 40,000,000 people without a paycheck, and massive protests across the country, maybe sit this one out. The only one failing to run our country is you, not this immigrant,” she posted on Twitter.
Meanwhile Somalis on Twitter are wondering if the government in Mogadishu will take any corrective measures over Trump’s pronouncements. Some are also tagging the US embassy and its ambassador seeking comments or clarification – it seems.
Whereas some agreed with Trump’s assessment, others thought it needless and disrespectful. A number defended the congresswoman whiles accusing Trump of being racist.
Look, as the impeached President with over 100,000 Americans dead, 40,000,000 people without a paycheck, and massive protests across the country, maybe sit this one out.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 21, 2020
The only one failing to run our country is you, not this immigrant.
Immigrants, we get the job done 💪🏽 https://t.co/KR1uUcZPAF