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Ilhan Omar’s social media is the classiest response I can imagine to MAGA bigotry

18/07/2019

She’s at the center of racist attacks from the president and his supporters, but by the looks of her Twitter accounts Rep. Ilhan Omar is not sweating it. Late last week, the president of the United States tweeted that four nonwhite U.S. congresswomen, three of whom were born in America, should “go...
She’s at the center of racist attacks from the president and his supporters, but by the looks of her Twitter accounts Rep. Ilhan Omar is not sweating it. Late last week, the president of the United States tweeted that four nonwhite U.S. congresswomen, three of whom were born in America, should “go back” to the hypothetical, very foreign, and un-American countries from whence they came. His tweets set off a firestorm of speculation about whether the racist thing he said was actually racist, or whether it was appropriate given how these four congresswomen demonstrably hate America and are essentially terrorists. That firestorm continues to consume oxygen that could be spent on, say, the rash of child deaths at the border, the recent arrest of Trump associate Jeffrey Epstein for sex-trafficking minors, or perhaps even climate change. (Kidding—we definitely wouldn’t be talking about climate change even if absolutely nothing else were going on.)Read Full Story She’s at the center of racist attacks from the president and his supporters, but by the looks of her Twitter accounts Rep. Ilhan Omar is not sweating it. Late last week, the president of the United States tweeted that four nonwhite U.S. congresswomen, three of whom were born in America, should “go back” to the hypothetical, very foreign, and un-American countries from whence they came. His tweets set off a firestorm of speculation about whether the racist thing he said was actually racist, or whether it was appropriate given how these four congresswomen demonstrably hate America and are essentially terrorists. That firestorm continues to consume oxygen that could be spent on, say, the rash of child deaths at the border, the recent arrest of Trump associate Jeffrey Epstein for sex-trafficking minors, or perhaps even climate change. (Kidding—we definitely wouldn’t be talking about climate change even if absolutely nothing else were going on.)Read Full Story
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