After sending a letter to Israel asking them for permission to see her grandmother, Tlaib’s request was granted.
However, once it was granted, Tlaib pulled a 180 and took to Twitter to write:
Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice
She previously wrote:
When I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions. I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my sity to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies.
Needlees to say, President Trump was not impressed.
The Hill reports President Trump on Friday tore into Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) after she announced she would not visit her grandmother in the West Bank, citing the Israeli government’s original decision to bar her from entering the country entirely.