Omar Says Trump is ‘Stoking White Nationalism’

In the wake of President Trump’s tweet suggesting that progressive lawmakers “go back” where they came from to fix their countries’ problems, Rep. Ilhan Omar said Sunday he is “stoking white nationalism.”

“You are stoking white nationalism because you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda,” tweeted Omar, who was born in Somalia. “As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States. Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen.”

She concluded by appending a quote from the late Robert F. Kennedy: “America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.”