Newly Elected (D) Rep. Ilhan Omar Accuses Trump Of ‘Coup Attempt’ In Venezuela

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing backlash after she claimed that President Donald Trump is backing a ‘coup’ in Venezuela…

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Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing a social media backlash after accusing President Trump of backing a “coup” in the socialist-led country of Venezuela even though Nicolas Maduro’s government is considered largely illegitimate by much of the international community.

“A US backed coup in Venezuela is not a solution to the dire issues they face,” Omar tweeted. “Trump’s efforts to install a far right opposition will only incite violence and further destabilize the region. We Must support Mexico, Uruguay, & the Vatican’s efforts to facilitate a peaceful dialogue.”

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The U.S. and other nations on Wednesday took the step of recognizing Juan Guaido, the opposition head of the National Assembly, as the interim president of Venezuela. Maduro was elected last year in a vote widely seen as fraudulent. More

Omar Received significant backlash for her comments.  Ben Shapiro called it “bats*** lunacy”

Many others also weighed in.  Elliot Kaufman called the claim “conspiratorial propaganda.”

Yascha Mounk noted “the opposition in not far right,” also saying “the idea that there is no violence at the moment, or that it’s the result of US policy rather than Nicolas Maduro, is absurd.”

The newly elected Minnesota Rep. is no stranger to headlines. She faced serious backlash after this tweet surfaced, many calling it anti-Semitic.

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