President Trump on Friday defended his supporters who attended his North Carolina rally earlier this week against Democrat-media smears as “patriots.”
Trump also slammed radical Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar for her anti-Semitic and disgraceful comments.
“You know what I’m unhappy with? I’m unhappy with the fact that a congresswoman can hate our country.” Also, “She’s lucky to be where she is,” Trump said of the Somali-born Muslim lawmaker.
On Wednesday night after Trump mentioned Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar – who came to the United States as a child and became an American citizen at age 12 — the crowd at the North Carolina rally chanted “SEND HER BACK! SEND HER BACK!”
Then President Trump on Thursday disavowed the “send her back” chant, telling reporters “I was not happy with it. I disagree with it.”
In a new statement on Friday, Trump told reporters that the people who attended his North Carolina are great patriots.