Omar Slams Trump: ‘You Can’t #MuslimBan Us from Congress’

Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar clapped back at President Donald Trump following a re-tweet of an article that suggested that Minnesota Dems were attempting to sack her from Congress, The Hill reported.

“I am sorry Mr. @realDonaldTrump. I am for real, you can’t #MuslimBan us from Congress!” Omar said in her tweet, making a reference to the Outkast song “Ms. Jackson.”

The retweeted article used a report from The Hill as a reference and claimed that some Minnesota Democrats have planned to recruit a new candidate that will run against Omar in the upcoming election.

Allegedly, lawmakers were upset and angry following some of Omar’s comments that were deemed anti-Semitic.

Omar sparked backlash for suggesting that politicians who support Israel do so for financial reasons and that lobbyists are pushing for “allegiance to a foreign country.” Critics say those comments rely on anti-Semitic tropes.

Omar has apologized for the comments but maintained that criticizing the U.S.’ relationship with Israel is not anti-Semitic.

In her tweet Sunday, Omar was referring to Trump’s travel ban preventing nationals from five Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

When Trump first introduced the policy just a few days into his term, the ban was immediately challenged in court for being targeted at Muslims. The most recent version, which was limited in scope compared to the original, was upheld by the Supreme Court last year.

Trump’s retweet of the article about Omar comes as he has been criticized for not sufficiently condemning anti-Muslim bias following last week’s deadly shootings at two mosques in New Zealand.

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