Donald Trump’s feud with Ilhan Omar escalated to a shocking new level.
Trump has attacked Omar for being anti-American and a racist.
And now Ilhan Omar did one thing that left Donald Trump red with rage.
Recently the government of Israel announced it would allow anti-Semitic Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib into the country.
Both support the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement which has a goal of choking off Israel financially to allow for the creation of a Palestinian state.
Israel has denied travel visas in the past to activists that support BDS, but permitted Tlaib and Omar to enter the country due to their high-profile political positions.
Donald Trump disagreed with that decision.
Trump told his advisors that Israel should have blocked Omar and Tlaib from entering the country.
TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump has reportedly quietly expressed frustration with Israel’s decision to allow Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) to enter the country later this month despite their support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Trump told senior advisers that “Israel should bar Omar and Tlaib’s entry because the two congresswomen favor a boycott of Israel,” the Axios news site reported.
In a separate report from Israel’s Channel 13, Trump was allegedly quoted by advisors saying that if Omar and Tlaib want to boycott Israel, “then Israel should boycott them.”
The Axios report said three U.S. officials confirmed Trump’s remarks and that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office did not deny the account. Two senior Netanyahu aides said the issue was very sensitive and they were not allowed to discuss it, Axios said.
There is no question Omar and Tlaib are anti-Semites.
But their proposed trip to Israel put the government in a difficult decision.
Had Israel blocked Omar and Tlaib from entering the country, the two Congresswomen would have claimed that proved Israel was every bit the anti-Muslim country they claim and it would have been a PR nightmare.
We will continue to keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.