Ilhan Omar gets standing ovation at town hall after Trump attacks ,
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar received a warm welcome back home in Minneapolis Thursday, with supporters cheering her on at the airport ,
And at a health care town hall event after a week of racist attacks from President Donald Trump,and from supporters
At a Trump campaign rally, who chanted “send her back” on Wednesday night.”I know there are a lot of people that are trying to distract us right now, but we are not going to let them,”
she said at her “Medicare for All” town hall event with Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., after the crowd of 500 constituents and supporters gave her a standing ovation.
“There is no doubt in my mind that we have a great American … who is shaking up Congress and the United States of America in all the best ways,” Jayapal, the author of the House Mediacare for All bill, told the crowd.
More than 100 supporters warmly greeted Omar at the airport. Speaking with a megaphone at baggage claim, Omar teed off on Trump, who attempted to distance himself from his attacks and the cheers at his Wednesday rally.
“Everybody is talking about that he is threatened because we criticize him,” she said. “But the reality is that he is threatened because we are inspiring people to dream about a country that recognizes their dignity and humanity.”
“We are not deterred, we are not frightened, we are ready,” she said. “We are in the ring, we are in the people’s house … we are going to continue fighting until we have the America we all deserve.”
Omar returned home a day after Trump reveled in his feud with the four freshman members, telling the crowd in Greenville, North Carolina ,