Trump Flips the Script on Media’s Narrative on ‘Send Her Back’
As Trump was speaking about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — one of four members of the so-called progressive “squad” the president has been feuding with this week — rally-goers started chanting, “Send her back.”
Omar, a Muslim-American, came to the United States as a child from Somalia and later became a U.S. citizen.
“I was not happy with it,” the president added. “I disagree with it.”
Trump was also asked why he thought his supporters started the chant in the first place.
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Trump deserves credit for his reaction to this controversy.
By rejecting the chants, the president has managed to reset the establishment media’s narrative.
Immediately after pool feed cuts, @brikeilarcnn says on CNN, “The president there is lying about how he responded to the ‘SEND HER BACK’ chant.” Keilar then played the tape of Trump pausing as the crowd chanted.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 18, 2019
And that, of course, is ridiculous. While it’s true that the president — in a series of tweets Sunday — encouraged Omar and company to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” he was not saying they should be deported.
He was simply saying that if those liberal lawmakers don’t appreciate the freedoms and prosperity they can enjoy in the U.S., then they are more than welcome to leave.
And in his latest remarks, Trump reaffirmed that he doesn’t want those congresswomen to be deported.
When will they learn that calling Trump a “racist,” or saying he’s lying about being one, simply won’t work?
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