Many thought President Donald Trump’s racism had reached a new low with tweets urging four Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to where they came from.
But at a North Carolina rally Wednesday night, the president and his supporters proved they still had greater depths to sink to. When Trump unleashed a slew of lies about Somalian-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the crowd broke into a chant that disturbed Americans across the country.
The crowd bellowed:
“Send her back! Send her back! Send her back!”
Congresswoman Omar, however, doesn’t intend to cower to the rallying cries of racists.
She responded with a quote from Maya Angelou’s seminal poem Still I Rise…
…Before making it clear that she won’t be going anywhere.
Omar’s supporters praised her strength and resolve in the face of bigotry.
Many Democratic lawmakers spoke out against Trump’s eagerness to enable racists.
Even some of Trump’s most prominent supporters—albeit weakly—criticized Trump for allowing the chant.
Even Fox & Friends wouldn’t endorse it.
With Trump so emboldened, it looks like the 2020 election may be even uglier than 2016.
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