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Trump Falsely Claims He’s God’s Economic Gift To Minnesota After Losing Mind Over Omar Airport Video

"We are going to continue being a nightmare to this president".

Shortly after 8:00 AM on Friday, Donald Trump opened his Twitter app and proceeded to lose his mind.

On Thursday evening, after a long day that found politicians, pundits, media outlets and everyday citizens expressing horrified incredulity at the “Send her back” chant which erupted at a Wednesday evening rally in North Carolina where the president delivered a xenophobic, lie-ridden rant against Ilhan Omar, the following clip of the congresswoman returning home to Minnesota went viral.

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To be sure, Trump knew many Americans were aghast at the prospect of his supporters chanting about forcibly deporting a sitting US congresswoman to Somalia. After all, #IStandWithIlhan was at the top of the trending list on Twitter all day on Thursday. But, seeing millions of people rally behind Omar in the digital realm is something different from seeing real people greet her at the airport. The latter was too much for the president to handle.

(Omar reacts to the crowd of nearly 100 supporters awaiting her at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Thursday – Evan Frost | MPR News)

“It is amazing how the Fake News Media became ‘crazed’ over the chant ‘send her back’ by a packed Arena (a record) crowd in the Great State of North Carolina, but is totally calm and accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by the three Radical Left Congresswomen”, he began. (The reference to “three” suggests Trump is trying to avoid picking a fight with Ayanna Pressley now.)

He continued. Here’s the president:

Mainstream Media, which has lost all credibility, has either officially or unofficially become a part of the Radical Left Democrat Party. It is a sick partnership, so pathetic to watch! They even covered a tiny staged crowd as they greeted Foul Mouthed Omar in Minnesota, a State which I will win in #2020 because they can’t stand her and her hatred of our Country, and they appreciate all that I have done for them (opening up mining and MUCH more) which has led to the best employment & economic year in Minnesota’s long and beautiful history!

So, a couple of things to note. First, Trump is so uncharitable and so insecure, that he cannot even grant the fact that several dozen people (around 150, according to local press) greeted Omar at the airport. It’s not enough for Trump that he instigated a packed house in North Carolina to chant about (basically) kidnapping the congresswoman and shipping her back to Africa. No, he has to insist that the relative handful of people who showed up to welcome her home after an arduous week in D.C. (where she was incessantly maligned as a terrorist by the President of the United States), was “staged”.

Second, it’s not clear what Trump means by Minnesota having “the best economic year in [its] long and beautiful history”. In 2018, real GDP growth in Minnesota was 2.2%. That compares to the national change from 2017-2018 of 2.9%. Does this look like “the best economic year in Minnesota’s long and beautiful history” to you?…

That’s not to say Minnesota’s economy isn’t doing well, or even that Trump hasn’t helped in some ways. He probably has.

It’s just to say that the president is making false claims in an effort to suggest that he’s the best thing that ever happened to the state, which is clearly ridiculous. 2018 was, to quote a full -year economic recap from the nonprofit Minnesota Post, “a year of highs and lows”.

At the airport on Thursday evening, speaking to supporters, Omar promised to keep fighting.

“[Trump’s] nightmare is seeing the beautiful mosaic fabric of our country welcome someone like me as their member of Congress”, she said. “We are going to continue being a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us all”.


 

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7 comments on “Trump Falsely Claims He’s God’s Economic Gift To Minnesota After Losing Mind Over Omar Airport Video

  1. Rep. Omar has more stones than the entire Republic congressional caucus (minus Jason Amash) combined. Having sold its sous to Cheetohlini and his Svengali, Steven Miller, GOP is heading for a thrashing in 2020.

    • we can only hope the midterms are an indication of what is to come for the party of trump (the GOP does not exist anymore) in 2020- with a special shout out to Mitch McConnel who by the way is very vulnerable in 2020

      • Robert Falcone

        It’s really just gotten out of hand now. I’m not even sure what the republican party is anymore. Not wanting to take care of 9/11 first responders, racking up debt, anti-education, anti-conservation… Its dissapointing because were now breeding morons who are allowed to think what they believe carries more merit than evidence.

        • yeah, exactly. there’s nothing about this administration’s policies that is consistent with GOP orthodoxy other than tax cuts and even those are debt-funded and implemented at the wrong time (i.e., front-loaded when the economy was already doing well and the labor market was already hot as opposed to just letting the economy do what it was clearly inclined to do anyway and save the fiscal stimulus for later when it might help Republicans hang onto the White House and/or Congress). and this thing where Trump is pushing the GOP away from military alliances and pandering to dictators is the opposite of what you’d expect from a Republican president. we focus on lengthy analysis and throw in charts and political theory, but as this comment makes abundantly clear, the simple fact of the matter is that there is no Republican party anymore. it’s not clear what this thing Trump is the head of is, but it is not the GOP. throw in the fact that Trump’s pretensions to Christian values are wholly laughable, and you’ve got a completely ridiculous situation that makes no sense whatsoever unless you explain it by congressional republicans just wanting to hang onto their seats, which is apparently all that matters. although even there, i’m not sure why bother because what’s the point of being a Republican congressman/woman when the party isn’t even the party anymore? why not just leave congress and go make millions in the private sector as every Republican Rep. could undoubtedly do

        • Not sure where you live but i am surrounded. They call themselves conservatives. They think they are being victimized by the homeless, the disabled, and the poor. There fear that the loss of their culture is imminent and they expect it should not only be protected from the evil left; but it is perfectly fine if their culture is subsidized.

          I am not an exemplary Christian, yet even i am very disappointed in my brothers and sisters. Many of them cannot keep from espousing their scorn. I cant try to reason with them all. If I want to be treated well during my health care visit, best not tell the gaggle of nurses what i really feel about their loud conversation regarding the confederate flag. They are SO oppressed.

          If you are isolated from the hot breath of this beast, consider yourself lucky.

          • You know I used to work in a large metropolitan area. We had a ton of homeless people. The gal I commuted with was about 15 years older than I was at the time. She used to recite ” there by the grace of God go I” whenever we would pass a homeless encampment. It still pops in my mind under the same circumstances years later. They same people whining about “charity” wouldn’t whine one second if they ended up in a situation of needing assistance.

  2. I don’t know. There’s millions of dollars brought into Washington DC every year by lobbyists that somehow get absorbed into the increasing wealth of most politicians to the detriment of the general masses.

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