Rep. Ilhan Omar branded herself the “greatest enemy” of President Trump because she is a White House “nightmare” who wishes to use her “identity to marginalize our communities.”
During an interview with the Trump administration, the Minnesota Democrat, who was elected to Congress just seven months earlier and faced constant controversy, produced the comments.
“This is a president who has come to power vilifying and demonizing immigrants and refugees. He proudly said we should halt Muslims from entering our country. It’s not a surprise that he finds his biggest nemesis in me,” Omar wrote in a tweet on Monday.
She doubled down on calling Trump’s greatest nemesis herself in the interview with HuffPost.
“He clearly has a disdain for black women who see themselves as equal to him. And so, for many people, it’s not a surprise that he finds his biggest nemesis in me,” Omar said.
“Clearly, I am a nightmare ― because he can’t stop really thinking about ways that he can continue to use my identity to marginalize our communities.”