As President Trump continues to lead a national racist attack on progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar, Cardi B showed her support for the Minnesota congresswoman with a simple Instagram post. On the evening of July 17, Trump held a “Make America Great Again” rally in Greeneville, North Carolina. During the rally, Trump continued to rant against Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressly and Rashia Tlaib, who have become known as “the squad.”
A cult of white supremacists chanting “send her back” in support of Donald Trump’s racist attack on Ilhan Omar. Fascism spreads like wildfire. Especially when it comes from the President of the United States of America. Chilling to my core. pic.twitter.com/mQ0Cy0ffMw
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) July 18, 2019
Let ’em leave… they’re always telling us how to run it, how to do this, how to do that. You know what? If they don’t love it, tell ’em to leave it,” Trump said of the congresswomen. Although Trump spent time going after each woman individually, only his attack on Omar elicited an offensive chant from the crowd.”[Omar] smeared U.S. service members in ‘Black Hawk Down.’ She slandered the brave Americans trying to keep peace in Somalia,” Trump said of Omar.
The president also claimed Omar blamed America for the economic crisis in Venezuela and she refused to condemn Al Qaeda. As the president ripped into Omar, people in the crowd began chanting “send her back” in the same way that they chanted “lock her up” during his campaign against Hillary Clinton. Soon after the actual moment happened, the video of Trump encouraging the offensive chant went viral, and people rushed to the defense of Omar. One of the most surprising people to support the congresswoman’s ability to stand tall in the face of bigotry was Cardi B, who posted a photo of Omar radiating in her colorful hijab.
“You know you that b—h when you cause all this conversation 💁🏽♀️” — Cardi captioned the photo, quoting a lyric from Beyoncé’s 2016 song “Formation.”After, Omar responded to the chants at the rally by tweeting, “I am where I belong, at the people’s house and you’re just gonna have to deal!” along with a photo of her on the House floor. In a separate tweet, Omar quoted Maya Angelou’s renowned poem “Still I Rise.”