Rep. Ilhan Omar responds to ‘send her back’ chant with poem

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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar responded to Trump supporters chanting “send her back” at a North Carolina rally with a stanza from a poem by the late Maya Angelou, later tweeting that she is where she belongs: “at the people’s house.”

The stanza is from Angelou’s well-know poem “Still I Rise.”

Read more: Trump supporters chant ‘send her back’ as the president attacks Ilhan Omar at rally in North Carolina

President Donald Trump hosted a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, as part of his re-election campaign, where he spoke about his recent tweets attacking four freshmen congresswomen, including Omar, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

In the tweets, Trump suggested the congresswomen “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” despite three out of the four female lawmakers being born in the…

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