President Donald Trump weighed in on the ongoing feud between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) and the so-called “squad,” a far-left faction of the Democratic Party that includes among its members Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05).
The Minnesota Sun published an in-depth synopsis Friday of the growing schism among House Democrats. Pelosi has been dismissive of Omar and her allies, while they in turn have responded by suggesting that Pelosi’s being insulting or even racist.
Trump weighed in on the Democratic infighting while speaking with reporters Thursday before departing the White House. He mostly discussed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14), the apparent ringleader of the squad, but called out Omar by name.
“I think Cortez is being disrespectful to somebody that’s been there a long time. I deal with Nancy Pelosi a lot and we go back and forth, and it’s fine, but I think that a group of people is being very disrespectful to her. You know what? I don’t think Nancy can let that go on,” Trump said.
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“I’m looking at this Omar from Minnesota and if one half of the things that they’re saying about her are true, she shouldn’t even be in office,” he continued. “For them to call her a racist is a disgrace.”
According to Minnesota State Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa), however, that’s exactly what Omar always does.
“She is unapologetic, she is unethical, she is ungrateful—she’s corrupt, and she is mean,” Drazkowski said during a recent appearance on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“What she does at each and every turn is simply call people racist. She calls Republicans racist. She calls Democrats racist. She even called the far-left Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial board racists. The editorial board of The Star Tribune where her huge, fawning photo is adorned on their wall. She called them racists for asking her questions about these issues,” Drazkowski added.
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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of Battleground State News, The Ohio Star, and The Minnesota Sun. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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