Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen Associated Press Published 5:52 PM EDT Jul 16, 2019 Washington – In trying to make the case that Rep. Ilhan Omar loves terrorists, President Donald Trump put words in her mouth. His argument so far rests primarily on two examples he gave Monday as he continues to go after four first-term congresswomen of color for not being American enough, reserving his harshest words for Omar, from Minnesota. He mangled one example. Neither example shows Omar praising al-Qaida. Nor has Trump explained why he is assailing all four women and the “love they have for enemies like al-Qaida.” The four Americans are Somali-born Omar and U.S.-born Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. Here’s what he said about Omar when answering questions at a manufacturing event at the White House on Monday: TRUMP: “I hear the way she talks about al-Qaida. Al-Qaida has killed many Americans. She said, ‘You can hold your chest out, you can – when I think of America – uhh – when I think of al-Qaida, I can hold my chest out.’” THE FACTS: She said nothing like this. Trump’s account is a highly… Read full this story
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