The four lawmakers “never have anything good to say” about the country they serve, Trump said during a Wednesday rally, prompting chants of “send her back” toward Minnesota lawmaker Ilhan Omar.
US President Donald Trump used a Wednesday rally in North Carolina to double down on his criticism of four Democrat lawmakers commonly known as “The Squad,” claiming that they view the country in which they serve as “the force of evil.”
“The leading voices of the Democrat Party are left-wing extremists who reject everything our nation stands for. These left-wing ideologues see our nation as a force of evil,” Trump said at the rally.
“They never have anything good to say. That’s why I say, ‘Hey if they don’t like it, let them leave. Let them leave,’” Trump said. “They’re always telling us how to run it how to do this — you know what, if they don’t love it, tell them to leave it.”
The US president addressed each member of The Squad by name, recalling the quotes by the lawmakers that reinforce his assertions.
As he called out Representative Ilhan Omar on her failure to condemn Al-Qaeda, her eyebrow-raising 9/11 remarks and her israel allegations, the crowd broke into chants of “send her back,” not unlike the anti-Clinton “lock her up” chants Trump encouraged during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The president lashed out at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, refusing to call her by her full name.
“We’ll call her…