'We Are Where We Belong': Rep. Ilhan Omar Refuses to Allow Trump and His Supporters to Silence Her

One day after the Trump rally in Greenville, N.C., where he allowed his supporters to shout “send her back” in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota congresswoman shares why defending Trump and his hateful rhetoric is wrong, as well as why dissent is patriotic.

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She also responds to Lindsey Graham’s stance that Trump’s comments are not racist saying, “I want to remind people that this is what this president and his supporters have turned our country that is supposed to be a country where we allow democratic debate and dissent to take place. And so this is not about me. This is about us fighting for what this country truly should be and what it deserves to be.”

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myopicprophet
myopicprophet

I think you’re really reaching here. Delaying your speech, backing away from the podium\microphone, and turning your head to listen to the crowd whilst smirking for 14 seconds is clearly the right way to stop a crowd from chanting something you disagree with. When he said that he started to speak quickly, he didn’t mean right away. He meant that he started to speak quickly AFTER the 14 seconds. You know, to make up for the lost time. All you people calling him a liar are jealous of his body language skills, as well as, his people skills.

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