Rep. Ilhan Omar accuses Trump of lying about 'fake emergency' at border, calls wall 'monument to racism'

Fox News | 4/4/2019 | Victor Garcia
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Controversial freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., responded to a tweet from President Trump Wednesday by accusing him of “lying about the border” and calling the often debated border wall a “monument to racism.”

“This is a fake emergency! Donald Trump is lying about the border in order to build his monument to racism,” Omar tweeted Wednesday.

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Omar was responding to a tweet by Trump calling on Congress to “eliminate the loopholes” and saying if they don’t act, he would close “large sections” of the border.

“Congress must get together and immediately eliminate the loopholes at the Border! If no action, Border, or large sections of Border, will close. This is a National Emergency!,” the president tweeted.

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The president has threatened to close the border this week, prompting outrage from Democrats, and called on Mexico to help prevent illegal immigration by using its own “strong” immigration laws. He also threatened to shut down aid to three Central American countries.

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