Rep. Ilhan Omar Compares Trump Rallies to ‘Klan Rallies’

Democrat representative Ilhan Omar slammed President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies and compared his events to “Ku Klux Klan gatherings.”

In an interview on Monday morning with The Washington Post’s opinion writer Jonathan Capehart, Omar said her family has been checking in about her safety since Trump’s xenophobic comments about her on his campaign trail.

Trump “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 across the country,” Omar said, referring to the KKK.

The Minnesota congresswoman is one of four in the far-left group of House Democrats known as “the Squad” that includes congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

She discussed what she perceived as “a four-year assault” by Trump on refugees and immigrants like her.

Throughout the Trump presidency, “the Squad” and other progressive Democrats have likened President Donald Trump and his supporters to fascists and white supremacists.

Omar’s most recent klan comparison comments drew criticism from some Trump supporters including the Republican National Committee’s rapid response director Steve Guest.

Guest tweeted a clip from the interview and remarked, “UNHINGED: Squad member Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar calls President Trump’s campaign rallies ‘Klan rallies.'”

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met and married an American journalist and moved to D.C. from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A. in Graphics, Media, and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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