President Trump’s rally in North Carolina Wednesday night was a topic that elicited a passionate response from Meghan McCain on Thursday’s “The View.”
In a clip shown on ABC’s daytime talk show, the crowd chanted “send her back” when the president mentioned Rep. Ilhan Omar.
McCain, who described the moment as “really dystopian,” voiced concern for the future of her party.
“Try selling conservatism to a younger generation when all they see is this kind of crap on TV,” the co-host said. “And the Trump administration, all of you – Ivanka, Jared, ’cause you’re around my age range – where are you in this? Because if my parents were doing this, let me tell ya…”
Trump’s daughter and his son-in-law serve as advisers.
McCain, an outspoken critic of Omar’s, also expressed frustration that Trump was invalidating her arguments saying: “…you’re taking away my agency to criticize her policy because you’re making this so much about race, xenophobia, racism.”
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OUTRAGE OVER TRUMP’S RALLY CHANTS: The co-hosts react to the president ramping up attacks on freshman Democratic congresswomen at North Carolina rally Wednesday, leading the crowd to chant “send her back.” https://t.co/BVivesFDzIpic.twitter.com/CPVETiNhpq
Outrage and expressions of support for Omar flooded social media after the crowd’s chant.
Trump called out Omar and three other liberal congresswomen, all of them minorities, who he says “hate our country.” He has leveled attacks against the four women, known as “the Squad,” every day this week, beginning with a series of tweets on Sunday telling them to “go back” to their countries of origin that were later condemned as racist in a House resolution.
Omar, who arrived in the U.S. more than 20 years ago after her family fled war-torn Somalia, is the only one of the four congresswomen not born in the U.S.
Contributing: William Cummings
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