Rep. Ilhan Omar explains true patriotism in the face of Trump's racist nationalism

Rep. Ilhan Omar explains true patriotism in the face of Trump's racist nationalism
Ilhan Omar

At his Wednesday night rally, Donald Trump accused Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar of “hating America” and “saying vile things” about this country. But Omar has repeatedly expressed her love for the United States and her appreciation for being welcomed into the nation as an 8-year-old Somali refugee.


On Thursday morning, Omar provided a brief response to Trump’s claims—one that differentiates between nationalism and a cult of personality, and genuine patriotism.

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