Trump complains of 'crazed' media coverage over 'send her back' chants

TheHill | 7/19/2019 | Brett Samuels
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President Trump on Friday bemoaned the amount of media coverage devoted to supporters at his Wednesday night rally chanting "send her back" about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) as he dug in on his attacks against the first-term congresswomen and three of her colleagues.

Trump fired off a trio of tweets in which he shifted blame for the uproar over the chants onto the media one day after he sought to distance himself from the refrain. He again accused Omar of hating the country and blasted "vile and disgusting statements" made by progressive lawmakers he has attacked for six consecutive days.

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"It is amazing how the Fake News Media became 'crazed' over the chant 'send her back' by a packed Arena (a record) crowd in the Great State of North Carolina, 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 added. "It is a sick partnership, so pathetic to watch!"

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The president derided a "tiny staged crowd" that greeted Omar upon her arrival back in Minnesota on Thursday with chants of "welcome home," and he claimed he would win the state in 2020 after he lost there by roughly 1 percentage point in 2016.

The tweets, which came one day after Trump asserted he disagreed with the "send her back" chants, underscored the president's willingness to egg on the criticism of Omar and her fellow Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley...
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