Rep. Ilhan Omar said she resents anyone who does not think President Donald Trump is racist or a white supremacist.
Her comments were made during a Thursday MSNBC interview in reaction to the president’s Wednesday night rally in Duluth, Minnesota.
“What is going on with Omar? I have been reading the reports for two years about how corrupt and crooked she is,” said Trump. “Then she tells us how to run our country. Can you believe it? How the hell did Minnesota elect her?”
Omar said she’s not surprised that Trump “has ideas of feeling that Somalis are worthless” and repeatedly called him a white supremacist.
“You know, the president mocked his wife for wanting to go to Africa. He’s called African nations, you know, shitholes. This is not someone who has really hidden his hate for me and everything that I represent,” said Omar. “I resent anyone who says this president is not racist. I resent anyone who says, you know, this president is not a white supremacist because for the last four years and in his history, this president has told us who he is and we can no longer turn a blind eye to that. He’s destroying our country, and we have to make sure we defeat him.”
"This is not someone who has really hidden his hate for me and everything that I represent."
— MSNBC Live with Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanMSNBC) October 1, 2020
She concluded the interview by claiming the president loves to create division and chaos in order to distract “people from his inability to lead.”
“What we have on the Democratic side is enthusiasm for the first time to join arms, to get rid of this fascist in the White House,” she said.