Speaking from the White House Monday afternoon President Trump blasted Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and recommended those who hate America should leave the country.
"I'm watching them and all they do is complain. All I'm saying is if they want to leave they can leave. I mean I look at the one, Omar, I've never met her and the way she talks about Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda has killed many Americans. She said 'you can hold your chest out. When I think of America, huh. When I think of Al Qaeda I can hold my chest out.' She talked about the World Trade Center being knocked down, 'some people' you remember the famous 'some people," Trump said. “These are people who in my opinion hate our country."
“If you’re not happy here, then you can leave. As far as I’m concerned, if you hate our country, if you’re not happy here you can leave. That’s what I say all the time. That’s what I said in a tweet that I guess some people think is controversial. A lot of people love it, by the way. A lot of people love it. But if you’re not happy in the U.S., if you’re complaining all the time, very simply you can leave. You can leave right now. You can come back if you want, don’t come back, that’s ok, too,” he continued.
The comments came at the end of the annual Made in America event where U.S companies showcase their products at the White House. During questioning from reporters about Omar, some attendees at the event started cheering President Trump's answers.
Pres Trump raps on the side of an Airstream motorhome. Made in America. Then boards a Freeman boat. pic.twitter.com/duFBi4GTZU— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 15, 2019
Trump has criticized Omar in the past and has labeled her and her colleagues "communists."
Pres sits behind the wheel of a Lockheed-Martin THAAD Anti-Ballistic Missile System. CEO Marillyn Hewson doesn't seem to mind. pic.twitter.com/I5V9gyd8I1— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 15, 2019