Trump Shares Tweet About 'Radicalized' Somalis In Minnesota

Written by on September 14, 2020

President Donald Trump retweeted a publish on Monday about “radicalized” Somalis in Minnesota, persevering with a historical past of denigrating refugees and spreading Islamophobia.

Trump responded to the tweet by claiming he’s “serving to Minnesota tremendously” and blaming his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama for a “Minnesota catastrophe.”

The unique tweet was in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) calling on immigration officers to cease deporting Somali refugees from her district throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Omar, who got here to the US as a refugee from Somalia, has lengthy been the topic of racist, sexist, xenophobic and Islamophobic assaults from the president and his allies. 

The Minneapolis space is residence to a big inhabitants of Somali refugees. Throughout a rally in Minneapolis final fall, the president’s supporters booed when he decried the “giant numbers of refugees to your state from Somalia.” He additionally referred to as Omar a “shame” and a “fraud.”

Final summer time, Trump supporters at a rally in North Carolina chanted “ship her again,” egged on by Trump, who has repeatedly used xenophobia to assault Omar and different girls of shade.

On Friday, each Trump and Biden are set to marketing campaign in Minnesota, which former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gained by about 45,000 votes in 2016. Whereas Biden leads in main polls, the Trump marketing campaign is treating the state as a possible battleground. 

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