REPORT: New hashtag for Ilhan Omar starts trending after crowd at Trump rally chants ‘Send her back’
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The hashtag “#IStandWithIlhan” began trending after the crowd at President Trump’s rally Wednesday night targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and broke out into chants at “send her back.”
The chant erupted during the Greenville, N.C., rally after Trump made a series of remarks blasting Omar following days of attacks on her and other non-white progressive congresswomen, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.).
The article goes on to state the following:
All of the freshman lawmakers are U.S. citizens but Omar is the only one of the four born outside of the U.S., having arrived as a child refugee from her native Somalia.
Omar responded by tweeting a quote from the late poet 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 https://t.co/46jcXSXF0B
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 18, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted the hashtag in support of Omar:
#IStandWithIlhan and am proud to work with her in Congress.
Trump is stoking the most despicable and disturbing currents in our society. And that very hatred and racism fuels him. We must fight together to defeat the most dangerous president in the history of our country.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 18, 2019
#IStandWithIlhan She is a friend.
We have talked about Minnesota voters, who she cares about. She cares about students. She supports women. She supports other civically engaged women (that’s how we met!) She is a good mother, citizen, friend and an important member of Congress. pic.twitter.com/NPZLukTRXM
— Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) July 18, 2019
Is an American citizen
Is a duly elected Congresswoman
Is a beautiful Black woman from Somalia
Is highly intelligent, charismatic, articulate, and passionate
Speaks truth to power
Isn’t being sent anywhere#IStandWithIlhanpic.twitter.com/fdFftd0s8w
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) July 18, 2019
This is white supremacy, and we cannot condone it. If you’re an elected official or member of media, you can’t sit on the sidelines as a neutral party as this continues to happen. Your silence is complicity in vile racism. #IStandWithIlhan
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) July 18, 2019
You don’t have to agree with everything (or anything) naturalized US citizen Rep. Ilhan Omar says to stand with her tonight. I hope you will RETWEET this if, like me, your response to the vile chants of “Send her back!” at Trump’s hateful North Carolina rally is #IStandWithIlhan.
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 18, 2019
Trump, the GOP, right-wing media and the conservative movement are going to get Ilhan Omar hurt if they don’t stop this insanely dangerous bigoted rhetoric. That’s not hyperbole. Whenever they make her the target of their hate, she receives serious death threats. #IStandWithIlhan
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) July 18, 2019
— MuslimMarine (@mansoortshams) July 18, 2019
One Twitter user observed that President Trump is making Omar the “face of the Democrat Party.”
Reminder: Omar has a 9% favorability rating amongst swing Dem voters.
Trump is making her (after AOC who also has low favorability) the face of the party, and Dems are falling for it.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 18, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) July 18, 2019
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