President Donald Trump blasted both Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar tonight as the new faces of the Democratic party amid the international response to Israel barring them from visiting.
Israel dealt a blow to Tlaib (Mich.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (Minn.) on Thursday, notifying them that they were banned from traveling there, due to their support of boycotts against the country. The ban brought their trip, planned for Friday, to a halt.
Shortly after, Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother, with claims that this may be the last time she is able to see her grandmother alive.
The letter was quickly approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s, granting her permission for her to come visit her grandmother.
Suddenly Tlaib, in a tweet storm said “I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice.”
Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice. https://t.co/z5t5j3qk4H
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 16, 2019
President Trump blasted out the following statement on Twitter Friday afternoon:
Israel was very respectful & nice to Rep. Rashida Tlaib, allowing her permission to visit her “grandmother.” As soon as she was granted permission, she grandstanded & loudly proclaimed she would not visit Israel. Could this possibly have been a setup? Israel acted appropriately!
Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!
Like it or not, Tlaib and Omar are fast becoming the face of the Democrat Party. Cortez (AOC) is fuming, not happy about this!