Ilhan Omar, who has often been a target of Trump’s ire during his rallies, made the quip in an interview with the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart on Monday.
During the interview, the two discussed the president’s repeated attacks against the freshman congresswoman from Minnesota, who decisively won her bid for a second term despite outsiders pouring money into her challenger’s war chest. Capehart asked her what it has been like as Trump “directly attack[ed] you, by name, personally.”
“On a personal level, I have gotten accustomed to standing up to bullies in my life, and so on a personal level, it hasn’t really impacted me besides having my children be exposed to it,” Ilhan Omar said. “And you know, for the last two months of this election cycle, waking up every single morning to text messages from my siblings asking if I was safe because he chose to speak about me at every single rally, didn’t really matter where he was, sometimes multiple times in a day, as he held his Klan rallies throughout the country.”
Jason Miller, an adviser for the Trump campaign, responded to Omar’s comments by saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, your 2020 Democratic Party.”
UNHINGED: Squad me ever Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar calls President Trump's campaign rallies "Klan rallies"
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 16, 2020
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