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Omar Posts Long List In ‘I Am’ Tweet, Gets Called Out For Leaving Out ‘American’
Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks at a campaign rally for Senator (I-VT) and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at Nashua Community College on December 13, 2019 in Nashua, New Hampshire.
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On Sunday night, controversial far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) posted a tweet listing off all the things the Democrat “is,” including a being a Somali, Muslim, and black. Her list, however, conspicuously leaves off that she is an American, (who represents other Americans).

“I am, Hijabi, Muslim, Black, Foreign born, Refugee, Somali,” Omar tweeted Thursday night.

She addressed the tweet to conservatives, “anti Muslim bigots,” “tinfoil conspiracy theorists,” “birthers,” “pro-occupation groups” and “every single xenophobe since 2016,” among others.

“Easily triggering conservatives, Right wing bloggers, anti Muslim bigots, tinfoil conspiracy theorists, birthers, pay me a to bash Muslims fraudsters, pro-occupation groups and every single xenophobe since 2016,” the Democrat wrote at the bottom of the post, adding a laugh-cry emoji.

As highlighted by Human Events’ Ian Miles Cheong, Omar did not list that she is American.

“Why did you not include ‘American’ on your list?” he asked.

Omar has a history of spewing anti-American rhetoric. For example, as reported by The Daily Wire in April, the Democrat sparked outrage over remarks trivializing the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001, which killed some 3,000 Americans.

“Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) trivialized the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history in a recent speech she gave at an event for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — which the United Arab Emirates has designated as a terrorist organization,” The Daily Wire reported at the time.

“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” Omar said at the event.

President Donald Trump famously used the words from Omar in a damaging video against the Democrats in July:


In recent months, the radical left-winger has been under fire for questions surrounding her past, namely reports suggesting Omar married her brother to commit immigration fraud.

As noted by The Daily Wire, a report from The Daily Mail published last week quoted Abdihakim Osman, a Somali community leader, accusing Omar of such illegal actions.

“Abdihakim Osman is the first person to go on record to speak of how Omar said she wanted to get her brother papers so he could stay in the United States, at a time when she was married to her first husband Ahmed Hirsi,” the report said.

“[Omar] said she needed to get papers for her brother to go to school. We all thought she was just getting papers together to allow him to stay in this country,” Osman told the outlet. “Once she had the papers they could apply for student loans. They both moved to North Dakota to go to school but she was still married to [Hirsi]. In the Somali way, the only marriage that mattered was the one in the mosque.”

Omar responded to the report from The Daily Mail on Thursday, claiming it was “fake news” and that the outlet’s source was paid off to say the apparently fabricated information.

“Paying people to generate fake new stories in order to delegitimize me and those I represent isn’t a good look,” the Democratic rep posted via Twitter. “Desperation is a sad mobilizing tool.”