In a new video tweeted by NowThis, the grandmother of Rep. Radhida Tlaib is calling for God to ruin President Trump.
‘May God ruin him.’ — This is how Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother responded after Trump suggested Israel ban the congresswoman pic.twitter.com/OK9WRsxaho
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 17, 2019
Social media users debated the validity of Tlaib’s decision to not visit her grandmother and who is at fault.
She was free to go. She chose not to.
— blank (@abjaguar) August 17, 2019
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.