U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar referred to President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies as “Klan rallies” during a Monday interview.
Omar, who’s frequently criticized by the president during his rallies, made the comment in an interview with the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart.
“On a personal level, I have gotten accustomed to standing up to bullies in my life, and so on a personal level, it hasn’t really impacted me besides having my children be exposed to it,” said Omar.
“And you know, for the last two months of this election cycle, waking up every single morning to text messages from my siblings asking if I was safe because he chose to speak about me at every single rally, didn’t really matter where he was, sometimes multiple times in a day, as he held his Klan rallies throughout the country,” she continued.
Rep. @IlhanMN on President Trump's attacks: "I thought a lot about…what that attack on me has meant for the people who see themselves in me whether it is Muslims, whether it is Black women, immigrants, refugees…It's really something to…reckon with." https://t.co/HZ8BLA6EzZ pic.twitter.com/QC8cA6a9zy
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In an October interview, Omar said she resents anyone who does not think President Trump is a racist or a white supremacist.