Monday Open Thread | Rep Ilhan Omar to Trump: “You can’t #MuslimBan us from Congress”

Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) fired back at President Trump on Sunday for retweeting an article suggesting that Minnesota Democrats are trying to remove her from Congress.

“I am sorry Mr. @realDonaldTrump. I am for real, you can’t #MuslimBan us from Congress!” Omar tweeted, apparently referencing the Outkast song “Ms. Jackson.”

The article Trump retweeted referenced a report from The Hill that said some Minnesota Democrats are taking initial steps to recruit a candidate to run against Omar in next year’s primary election.

Those lawmakers are reportedly angered by comments from Omar that some have 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.’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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70 Responses to Monday Open Thread | Rep Ilhan Omar to Trump: “You can’t #MuslimBan us from Congress”

  1. rikyrah says:

    🌊Fras🌊 ppl’s🌊 Choice (@fras99) Tweeted:
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    Tom Ford refuses to dress Melania Trump: “I have no interest in dressing a glorified escort who steals speeches and has bad taste in men.”

  2. rikyrah says:

    EricFive (@KingEric55) Tweeted:
    @stucam7771 To see Trump’s racism they’d have to admit their own. Trump is able to get away with the lying and being a traitor because of his racism. He knows this. That’s why he never condemns Nazis, white supremacist terror plotters or murderers of Muslims.

  3. My bro put some burgers on the grill. I blessed my food and when I finished, my bro’s 2 year old grand baby standing next to me smiling said AMEN! ❤️

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  6. rikyrah says:

    Beto O’Rourke’s political career drew on donations from the pro-GOP business establishment
    As he ran for El Paso City Council and pushed a plan to redevelop some poor neighborhoods, O’Rourke received support from some of El Paso’s biggest business moguls. Will that hurt him in the Democratic presidential primary?

    MARCH 15, 201910 AM

    EL PASO — Before Beto O’Rourke became the darling of liberal online donors, his top financial backers hailed from a different set entirely — wealthy businessmen who have sought political influence by collectively donating millions of dollars to Republicans.

    Several of El Paso’s richest business moguls donated to and raised money for O’Rourke’s City Council campaigns, drawn to his support for a plan to redevelop El Paso’s poorer neighborhoods. Some later backed a super PAC that would play a key role in helping him defeat an incumbent Democratic congressman.

    For his part, O’Rourke worked on issues that had the potential to make money for some of his benefactors. His support as a council member for the redevelopment plan, which sparked controversy at the time because it involved relocating low-income residents, many of them Hispanic, coincided with property investments by some of his benefactors.

    As a congressman, he supported a $2 billion military funding increase that benefited a company controlled by another major donor. That donor, real estate developer Woody Hunt, was friends with O’Rourke’s late father. Hunt also co-founded and funds an El Paso nonprofit organization that has employed O’Rourke’s wife since 2016.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Sometimes you run across something on Twitter that I just makes you


  8. rikyrah says:

    Scott Dworkin (@funder) Tweeted:
    Trump’s tweeted 5 times in the last 2 hours. He’s bullying GM & UAW labor union, bragged about fake poll numbers, attacked Biden/Dems saying they’re low IQ & attacked the press saying they’re blaming him for the NZ attack. He made it about him. Sick. In other words, it’s Monday.

  9. Soledad’s mom passed away today. I remember her dad passing away recently. My deepest sympathy. May God’s tender mercies comfort her.

  10. @GOPLeader @SpeakerPelosi Now is the time to act. Expel @SteveKingIA

  11. rikyrah says:


    Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) Tweeted:
    More Democrats need to learn to make this rhetorical turn, otherwise the risk is that criticism of Trumpian racism comes across as implicitly endorsing the view that Trump is good for white people — who after all comprise a large majority of the electorate.

  12. rikyrah says:

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    Justin Elliott (@JustinElliott) Tweeted:
    NEW: Feds raided Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy’s office in money laundering probe from @RobertFaturechi and me

  13. rikyrah says:

    Every candidate running, not only Presidential, but Congress and the Senate too, should have to take a stand.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) Tweeted:
    If you thought travesty of justice against dozens of underage victims of Jeffrey Epstein couldn’t get worse, you were wrong -> Age of victim in prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein, long a source of confusion, eased his obligations to register as a sex offender.

  15. rikyrah says:

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