Ilhan Omar calls Stephen Miller ‘a white nationalist’ ,
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., called White House senior adviser Stephen Miller a “white nationalist” for pushing the
Trump administration toward harsher enforcement of border and immigration policy.
On Friday, President Trump abruptly withdrew his nomination of Ronald Vitiello to run the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, leaving it without a Senate-confirmed director during what the president has called an immigration “crisis.” Trump said he wanted to move ICE in a “tougher direction.”
According to multiple reports, Miller also convinced Trump to remove top officials at the Department of Homeland Security who stood in the way of implementing hard-line immigration policies, including reinstituting family separations at the southern border.
At an event Friday in Calexico, Calif., to promote construction of a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, Trump had a new message for asylum-seekers as well as immigrants crossing the border illegally.
“Our country is full,” Trump said. “Can’t take you anymore, I’m sorry. Can’t happen. So turn around, that’s the way it is.” Omar’s tweet drew the ire of Donald Trump Jr., who took a swipe at the Muslim Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota.
“I see that the head of the Farrakhan Fan Club, @IlhanMN, took a short break from spewing her usual anti-semitic bigotry today to accuse a Jewish man of being a ‘white nationalist’ because she apparently has no shame,” Trump Jr. tweeted.
In the same speech, Trump referred to Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu as “your prime minister.” (The audience consisted of Americans.)
According to a criminal complaint, Patrick Carlineo Jr., 55, called Omar’s office and told staffers that “she’s a f***ing terrorist” and “I’ll put a bullet in her f***ing skull.”