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Rep. Ilhan Omar schools Donald Trump Jr.: "Maybe someone can offer you free English classes"

Republicans pounced after Omar called for dismantling systems of oppression



Matthew Chapman
July 8, 2020 9:02AM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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On Monday, right-wing Twitter personalities misleadingly paraphrased a speech from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) calling to "dismantl[e] the whole system of oppression wherever we may find it," claiming that she was instead calling to dismantle America's "economy and political system" — a phrase she had used earlier in the speech.

One person to pick it up was Donald Trump Jr., who then proceeded to tie Omar to former Vice President Joe Biden.

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However, Omar promptly clapped back at Trump Jr. for twisting her words.

Omar, the first Somali-American woman to serve in Congress, has been a frequent target for the GOP because of her unapologetically left-wing views and her criticism of Israeli military policy.


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