President Tripled down on his controversial comments, re-iterating Monday his belief that “If you’re not happy here, then you can leave.”
“These are people that hate our country,” Trump added. “Now, you can say what you want but get a list of all of the statements that they’ve said. All I’m saying is if they’re not happy here, they can leave.”
Trump also discussed his criticism of Ilhan Omar and gave some specific examples of some of her actions he deemed unpatriotic.
One of these moments was when Omar appeared to describe Al Qaeda in glowing terms.
During the flashback video, Omar giddily describes terrorist organizations Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, and compares them to America, by saying, “You don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity…but you say these names because you want that word to carry weight”
Watch the video:
Ilhan Omar giddily discussing Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah.
“You don’t say America with an intensity…but you say these names because you want that word to carry weight” pic.twitter.com/9fhCVqcuEC
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) April 12, 2019
Trump also mentioned when Omar dismisses 9/11 as “some people did something” and appeared more worried about backlash against Muslims after the event than the victims who died.
Omar dismisses 9/11 as "some people did something"pic.twitter.com/kHc1O3a4lV
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) July 15, 2019
President Donald Trump is not backing down from calling on progressive Congresswomen critical of the U.S. to move out of the country, saying Monday, “If you’re not happy here, then you can leave.”
“If you’re not happy here, then you can leave,” President Trump said, prompting cheers from the audience at a planned “Made in America” event at the White House. “As far as I’m concerned, if you hate our country, if you’re not happy here, you can leave.”
“But if you’re happy in the U.S., if you’re complaining all the time, very simply you can leave, you can leave right now. Come back if you want, don’t come back, that’s okay too. But if you’re not happy, you can leave,” he added.
The president appears to have been once again referenced Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), who in a series of Sunday tweets, seemingly told to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
President Trump responded to questions from reporters, this time dishing out more specific criticism directed at Omar and Ocasio-Cortez.
“Somebody that comes from Somalia, which is a failed government, a failed state, who left Somalia and ultimately came here and now is a congresswoman, is never happy,” said the president. “[She] says horrible things about Israel, hates Israel, hates Jews, hates Jews, it’s very simple.”
The president also seemingly referenced how Omar once joked about how one of her professors would say “Al-Qaeda” in a serious tone. He also recounted how the Minnesota Democrat downplayed the September 11th, 2001, terror attacks during a speech before CAIR earlier this year.