Far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) attacked President Donald Trump on Thursday over joking remarks that he made on Wednesday night at a campaign rally in Florida.
While talking about what border agents can do about illegal aliens who are crossing over the southern border, Trump said: “Don’t forget, we don’t let [border security agents] and we can’t let them use weapons, we can’t. Other countries do, but we can’t. I would never let them do that.”
At that moment a person in the crowd shouted a remark that was difficult to hear on a video of the rally. A couple of people claim that the person in the crowd shouted, “Shoot them!”
“That’s only in the Panhandle you can get away with that statement,” Trump jokingly responded while smiling and shaking his head. “Only in the Panhandle.”
Omar responded to the comments by tweeting: “This was hard to watch and listen to but unsurprising that Trump would laugh about shooting people who come to our country seeking a better life.”
The Trump Campaign quickly responded to Omar’s tweet with a video showing her laughing and joking while talking about Al-Qaeda, the Islamic terrorist group that murdered 3,000 Americans during the 9/11 terror attacks.
“When I was in college, I took a terrorism class. … The thing that was interesting in the class was every time the professor said ‘Al Qaeda’ his shoulders went up,” Omar said during the 2013 interview as she laughed saying “Al Qaeda” and “Hezbollah.”
“But you know, it is that you don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity, you don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity,” Omar continued. “You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity. But you say these names [Al Qaeda] because you want that word to carry weight. You want it to be something.”
The conservative group The Reagan Battalion posted a longer clip of the interview, tweeting: “A recently discovered video shows @IlhanMN mocking Americans for their anxiety about al-Qaeda, equating US armed forces to al-Qaeda and Hezbollah.”