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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 11:10 PM

Supporters stand with Rep. Omar at airport and town hall

Source: Star Tribune

crowd of cheering supporters at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was a loud counterpoint to a turbulent week with President Donald Trump.

By Torey Van Oot and Jessie Van Berkel Star Tribune JULY 18, 2019 — 9:47PM

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar was engulfed in a crowd of cheering supporters Thursday at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, a loud counterpoint to a turbulent week in Congress where she came under a sustained rhetorical assault from President Donald Trump and his supporters.

More than 100 people filled the baggage claim area with songs, signs and cheers of “Welcome home, Ilhan,” providing a stark contrast to chants of “Send her back!” that reverberated through a Trump rally in North Carolina just a day before. In brief remarks, a defiant Omar vowed to “continue to be a nightmare to this president, because his policies are a nightmare to us.”

“We are not deterred, we are not frightened, we are ready. We are in the ring,” Omar said before departing for a town hall in south Minneapolis. “We are in the people’s house, and we are going to continue to fight it until we have the America we know we all deserve.”

The enthusiastic welcome capped a contentious week for the Minneapolis Democrat as the president repeatedly used his bully pulpit — and his Twitter megaphone — to single out Omar and three other progressive women of color serving in the U.S. House.

Read more: http://www.startribune.com/supporters-rally-around-ilhan-omar-following-send-her-back-attacks/512917102/



Really nice video at the link showing her being greeted at the airport gate.

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1. Video (01:37) : U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota was greeted with cheers and open arms at Minneapol




http://www.startribune.com/supporters-rally-around-ilhan-omar-following-send-her-back-attacks/512917102/


Video (01:37) : U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota was greeted with cheers and open arms at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport following increased attacks from President Trump and chants of "Send her back!"



Supporters rally around Ilhan Omar following 'Send her back!' attacks
A crowd of cheering supporters at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was a loud counterpoint to a turbulent week with President Donald Trump.
By Torey Van Oot and Jessie Van Berkel Star Tribune staff writers
July 19, 2019 — 8:01am
VideoVideo (01:37) : U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota was greeted with cheers and open arms at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport following increased attacks from President Trump and chants of "Send her back!"


U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar was engulfed in a crowd of cheering supporters Thursday at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, a loud counterpoint to a turbulent week in Congress where she came under a sustained rhetorical assault from President Donald Trump and his supporters.

More than 100 people filled the baggage claim area with songs, signs and cheers of “Welcome home, Ilhan,” providing a stark contrast to chants of “Send her back!” that reverberated through a Trump rally in North Carolina just a day before. In brief remarks, a defiant Omar vowed to “continue to be a nightmare to this president, because his policies are a nightmare to us.”

“We are not deterred, we are not frightened, we are ready. We are in the ring,” Omar said before departing for a town hall in south Minneapolis. “We are in the people’s house, and we are going to continue to fight it until we have the America we know we all deserve.”

The enthusiastic welcome capped a contentious week for the Minneapolis Democrat as the president repeatedly used his bully pulpit — and his Twitter megaphone — to single out Omar and three other progressive women of color serving in the U.S. House.............................



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