The Republican Party used to represent small government and lower taxes. Today, they’re the party of bullies, with preference given to those whose bullying leans toward the racist, homophobic, and xenophobic side. From Marjorie Taylor Greene’s harassment of a colleague who posted a trans flag outside her office in honor of her trans daughter, to Paul Gosar’s anime fantasy videos depicting him murdering Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Biden, to Lauren Boebert’s racist and xenophobic attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar, where she called her the “jihad squad” and joked that Omar had been mistaken for a terrorist, bullying has reached all new levels in halls of Congress.
Trump camp releases a statement tagging and attacking Ilhan Omar as Lauren Boebert faces possible censure over anti-Muslim comments. pic.twitter.com/k30uSeizsR
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) November 30, 2021
Following those comments from Boebert and after a half-hearted non-apology, a phone call arranged between Boebert and Omar went exactly as planned (or as staged). Omar says that Boebert played the “whataboutism” game, accusing Omar of making anti-semitic comments. Omar ended the call and Boebert bragged that she sure did tell that maybe-a-terrorist off.
In support of his junior bully, the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice, the biggest bully of the Republican Party, Donald Trump released a statement. It was exactly as bad as could be expected.
‘Congresswoman Ilhan Omar should apologize for marrying her brother, committing large-scale immigration and election fraud, wishing death to Israel, and for essentially abandoning her former country, which doesn’t even have a government—Exactly what she’d like to see for the US!’
Of course, none of those things are true. The xenophobic story about Omar marrying a man who was her brother to get him out of a dangerous country and into the United States was long ago debunked as an unproven rumor that Omar has already put to rest. She never wished death to Israel, although she has called out the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians, and rightfully so. She’s an average America who began her residency in the United States as a child refugee, as so many others have.
But when have the facts ever stopped Donald Trump from making false allegations? Remember when Ted Cruz’s father was a suspect in the murder of John F. Kennedy, Jr.? Remember when a former Miss America had a sex tape, according to Trump, but that sex tape never existed? Remember when the Democrats, Republicans, election officials, a vote tabulating machine company, a dead former president of Venezuela, and Italy all conspired to steal the 2020 election from Donald Trump?
None of those things were true, either.
Twitter had a quick response to Trump’s bullying, racist, xenophobic statement. Read some of their comments below: