Trump Tells Israel to Deny Entry to His Hate Targets, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib
In his latest grotesquely bigoted and thoroughly creepy move, Donald Trump has now pressured Israel into banning US Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting.
JERUSALEM — Israel on Thursday barred the entry of two American Democratic congresswomen who had planned to visit the West Bank, hours after President Trump had urged the country to block them.
Mr. Trump’s intervention was an extraordinary step to influence an allied nation and punish his political opponents at home.
The two congresswomen, Representatives Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, both freshmen, are the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. Both are outspoken adversaries of Mr. Trump and have been vocal in their support of the Palestinians and the boycott-Israel movement.
The president has targeted them in speeches and Twitter postings that his critics have called racist and xenophobic.
It was reported last week that Mr. Trump was pressing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to deny entrance to the two women, and Thursday morning he left little doubt. While Israeli officials were still deliberating the matter, he said in a Twitter post that “it would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit.”
It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!
Representatives Omar and Tlaib are the face of the Democrat Party, and they HATE Israel!
It’s Thursday, so the president* of the United States is spewing lies and bigotry again.in a sane world, working with a foreign government to punish political enemies for utterly dishonest reasons should be cause for immediate removal from office.