MN Rep. Ilhan Omar slammed former President Barack Obama in an interview published on Friday, belittling his “pretty face” and saying that his agenda of hope and change was just an illusion.
Citing the “caging of kids” at the Mexican border coupled with the “droning of countries around the world” on Obama’s watch — she argued that he wasn’t much different from President Trump.
“We can’t be only upset with Trump,” the freshman firebrand told Politico Magazine.
“His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was,” Omar said.
“And that’s not what we should be looking for anymore. We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile.”
According to the NY Post, her explosive comments about a man lionized by Democrats were only the latest in a series of incendiary statements that have put the national spotlight on Omar, a Somali-American Muslim who spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya after her family fled the violence in their homeland.
In February, her second month in office, Omar responded to a tweet about House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy’s threats to punish her and another congresswoman for criticizing Israel.
“It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” she tweeted, a line from a Puff Daddy song about $100 bills.
many said Omar was perpetuating a hateful trope about Jewish Americans and money, and following recent news of her latest antisemitic rant on twitter she is positioning herself for a one and done type of tenure.