Omar says she won't stop criticizing Trump

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She has shown herself unafraid of challenging officials with decades more experience than she has, as she did at a hearing where she forcefully confronted Elliott Abrams, Trump's special representative for Venezuela who was convicted of lying to Congress in 1991.

A cheering crowd at the airport in the Twin Cities held banners with slogans such as "Stop Racism Now" and chanted "Welcome Home Ilhan" as the congresswoman emerged from her flight.

But according to CNN, Omar didn't mention Trump's name once during her Minnesota Town Hall.

After being asked if it "is racist" to tell minority Americans to "go back", the Trump campaign advisor insisted that "if anybody doesn't love this country, it is not a racist thing to tell them to leave, whoever you are". With his tweets and harsh comments, Trump has elevated that rhetoric, playing into a conspiratorial feedback loop that reared its head repeatedly during his campaign and presidency.

Three of the four members of the group - Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley - were born in the USA and Omar was a refugee from Somalia who came to the U.S.as a teen. Behar also commented that Trump threw his base "under the bus" when he distanced himself from the crowd's chants.

"Well I think the president put millions of Americans in danger last night", Ocasio-Cortez said to reporters.

In a segment first spotted by Raw Story, co-host Sunny Hostin said the chants "terrified" her, prompting McCain to chime in and describe the rally as "really dystopian" before noting that she's also been a fierce critic of Omar.

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But others see her as a divisive figure, an agent provocateur whose criticism of government policy in her adopted homeland - be it towards the Middle East or on immigration - has enraged Trump and his loyalists.

Omar is a naturalized citizen who moved to the United States as a child. About a hundred supporters gathered around Omar when she arrived at the baggage claim at MSP.

After years of Democratic activism she won a seat in the Minnesota state legislature in 2016.

"Our public records searches determined that in at least one period after she married Elmi, all three (Omar, Elmi and Hirsi) used the same address in Minnesota".

It strikes me as fundamentally weak and lacking in confidence if you think the best way to debate someone is to have them sent away and essentially censored. After that tweet, Omar reported an increase of death threats.

"This land is your land, This land is my land, This land was made for you and me, " Ocasio-Cortez wrote, adding the hashtag, "#IStandWithIlhan".

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