By CCN: First-year congresswoman Ilhan Omar boasts that she’s already President Trump’s number-one “nemesis.” Why? Because she’s a black woman who has no qualms about flouting our nation’s immigration laws.
Writing on Twitter, she said:
“This is a president who has come to power vilifying and demonizing immigrants and refugees. He proudly said we should halt Muslims from entering our country.”
“It’s not a surprise that he finds his biggest nemesis in me.”
This is a president who has come to power vilifying and demonizing immigrants and refugees. He proudly said we should halt Muslims from entering our country.
It’s not a surprise that he finds his biggest nemesis in me. https://t.co/vl7tjmnSFr
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 6, 2019
Let me stop you right there, Rep. Omar.
Following the well-orchestrated 9/11 terrorist attacks, which you said were carried out by “some people,” this country’s immigration approach changed dramatically – as they should have. And following a reckless disregard for those laws by the previous administration, Trump justifiably called for actual enforcement.
It wasn’t President Trump who changed those immigration policies; it was Congress. Remember that ICE (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement) was created more than a decade before Trump took office, and it will still be there when he leaves.
So who created ICE? From the agency’s website:
“Congress granted ICE a unique combination of civil and criminal authorities to better protect national security and public safety in answer to the tragic events on 9/11. Leveraging those authorities, ICE’s primary mission is to promote homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration.”
No one is vilifying anyone. It’s troubling that you, a sitting member of Congress, accuse Trump of “demonizing” people for enforcing the laws that your branch of government created.
‘I am a Nightmare’ to Donald Trump
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Ilhan Omar audaciously doubled-down on her combative spiel. It only served to further betray her narcissism, ignorance, and seeming inferiority complex.
Omar quipped during the interview:
“[Trump] clearly has a disdain for black women who see themselves as equal to him. And so, for many people, it’s not a surprise that he finds his biggest nemesis in me. Clearly, I am a nightmare ― because he can’t stop really thinking about ways that he can continue to use my identity to marginalize our communities.”
And I thought Trump was a mess when someone gets under his skin!
With these statements, Omar took race baiting to a whole new level.
As a black woman, I pride myself on my merits. I do not speed from pillar to post screaming at others: “I’m a black woman, dang it, I’m a threat! Respect MEEEEE.”
She’s right that she’s a nightmare, but not for the reason she thinks. She’s a nightmare because she – a US lawmaker – has become a de facto anti-American spokesperson. She appears to possess no self-awareness – just ignorant statements and an inability to learn from her mistakes.
Ilhan Omar is Her Own ‘Nemesis’
The business about black women and equality and Trump is insanity at its finest. Where does she get this from? Twitter?
Omar ganders that Trump can’t stop really thinking about marginalizing “our communities.” Now she’s a mind reader.
You can’t take this woman seriously. Her ignorance and lack of couth lead to her offensive, divisive comments. Every time we turn around, she’s tweeted or said something that has caused a stir.
Omar is reaching for notoriety in the worst way possible.
Perhaps a time will come when she stands on her own merits. Maybe she will recognize that no one is out to get her because of her religion, race, or sex.
She truly is her own worst enemy; she needs no help from her supposed “nemesis” in Donald Trump.
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