President Donald Trump called "squad" member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) an "America-hating socialist" at a Thursday rally in Minneapolis, asking the crowd how she got elected.
During his speech, Trump attacked Omar's dismissal of the 9/11 terror attacks. Omar had previously described the attacks, which led to the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans, as "some people did something."
Trump also spoke out against Omar's "virulent anti-Semitic screeds," including her claims that Israel has "hypnotized" the world, that American Jews pledge allegiance to a "foreign country," and that American support for Israel is "all about the Benjamins."
The crowd booed at Trump's mention of Omar, and at each successive criticism.
"How the hell did that ever happen?" Trump asked the crowd. "How did it happen? How did it happen? Congresswoman Omar is an America-hating socialist."
Trump also joked that he was "very angry" with Minnesotans for electing Omar. He added, however, that he believes Omar is "one of the big reasons that I'm going to win and the Republican Party is going to win Minnesota in 13 months."
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