‘Mainstream Media…has either officially or unofficially become a part of the Radical Left Democrat Party…’
(AFP) President Donald Trump on Friday slammed what he called “crazed” media coverage of taunts targeting a Somali-born Democratic lawmaker during one of his rallies, alleging political bias against him.
“It is amazing how the Fake News Media became ‘crazed’ over the chant ‘send her back’ by a packed Arena…. but is totally calm & accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by the three Radical Left Congresswomen,” Trump tweeted.
“Mainstream Media, which has lost all credibility, has either officially or unofficially become a part of the Radical Left Democrat Party,” he continued.
“It is a sick partnership, so pathetic to watch!”
Trump ignited a firestorm at the weekend when he urged Omar and three other progressive Democratic congresswomen — all American citizens and three of them US-born — to “go back” to their countries of origin.
Despite the uproar over his comments, condemned as “racist” by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, Trump exposed the “Squad” congresswomen’s past anti-semitic and anti-American comments at a rally in North Carolina on Wednesday, where the chants broke out.
Trump later sought to disavow the chants, but television footage showed he let them continue for more than 10 seconds before he resumed speaking.
Omar has branded Trump a “fascist” in response.
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