Ilhan Omar made an oopsie at a town hall in her state of Minnesota Thursday when she reffered to Somalia as “my country,” caught herself, then very quickly corrected the slip-up to word her statement as “the country I came from.”
For context, he controversial Muslim Somali-American representative was speaking at the town hall on the Democrat proposed plan “Medicare For All” when she went off on a rant in defiance of President Trump’s criticism of her anti-Americanism.
Watch the clip of Omar’s “freudian slip” here:
Twitter users are debating whether Omar's mistake in wording was just that - a mistake - or if it points to her truly identifying as a Somalian, not American.
Take a look at these response tweets:
Breitbart has more details on the background of Omar's "slip of words":
“I know there are a lot of people that are trying to distract us now, but I want you all to know that we are not going to lie down,” Omar told attendees of the previously scheduled event with Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) on “Medicare for All.” Earlier Thursday, Omar received a rock star welcome at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, roughly 24 hours after some attendees of President Trump’s Greenville, North Carolina, rally broke out into “send her back” chants. In a tweet Friday, President Trump suggested the crowd of people cheering for the Minnesota Democrats was staged.
“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,” he wrote on Twitter. “Mainstream Media, which has lost all credibility, has either officially or unofficially become a part of the Radical Left Democrat Party. It is a sick partnership, so pathetic to watch! They even covered a tiny staged crowd as they greeted Foul Mouthed Omar in Minnesota.”
Omar and Jayapal held a roughly 90-minute discussion on “Medicare for All,” the single-payer health care proposal championed by 2020 White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). “Keeping with the status quo on health care is wasteful. Keeping the status quo with health care is deadly for many Americans. Keeping with the status quo on health care is psychologically impacting many of us. Keeping with the status quo in health care can no longer be sustained by Americans,” Omar told the crowd.
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Was Omar's mistake just a mistake or is it evidence of something else?
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