Ilhan Omar Responds to “Send Her Back” Chant at Trump Rally With Poem

Ilhan Omar responded to the “send her back” chant in North Carolina by quoting Maya Angelou.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

-Maya Angelou

Democrats flooded Twitter with angry comments calling Trump and the MAGA supporters who chanted against Omar “racist.”

Some republicans fired back at Omar, referencing unproven allegations Ilhan Omar may have skirted immigration laws with her complex and shadowy marriage history.

Per TheHill, supporters at President Trump’s campaign rally on Wednesday chanted “send her back” about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) after the president launched into a diatribe against the first-term lawmaker and Somali refugee.

Trump tore into Omar early on in his rally in Greenville, N.C., a continuation of his days-long attacks against her and three other progressive minority congresswomen. The crowd raucously booed Omar at the first mention of her name.

The president went on to accuse Omar of demeaning U.S. service members and minimizing the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“She looks down with contempt on the hard-working Americans saying that ignorance is pervasive in many parts of this country,” Trump said.

The crowd then broke into a chant of “send her back” in reference to Omar, who came to the U.S. as a Somali refugee as child.

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