U.S Election: Somali-born lawmaker labels Trump ‘fascist’ after rally taunt

Democratic congresswoman, Ilhan Omar has labelled the republican President of United States, Donald Trump, a “fascist”.

This is coming after the mocking chants of “Send her back!” directed at the Somali-born lawmaker by his supporters on Thursday.

“We have said this president is racist, we have condemned his racist remarks,” said Omar, one of two Muslim women in Congress. “I believe he is a fascist.”

Chants of “Send her back!” broke out at Trump’s “Make America Great Again” presidential rally in Greenville, North Carolina, as he slammed Omar and three other ethnic minority Democratic congresswomen.

Trump claimed to reporters in the Oval Office on Thursday that he was not pleased by the taunts saying, “I was not happy when I heard that chant, I didn’t like that they did it, and I started speaking quickly.”

Contrary to his claim, the television footage revealed that Trump let the chant continue for more than 10 seconds before he resumed speaking.

However, Trump was rebuked by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Tuesday for “racist comments” for saying the four congresswoman should “go back” to their countries of origin if they are not happy in the United States.



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