GREENVILLE – President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Greenville Wednesday encouraging a packed house to support two Republican congressional candidates and continuing his broadside against a new crop of anti-American socialists in congress that call themselves ‘The Squad.’
You can watch the president’s comments in full below.
Briefly joining Trump on stage were Republican congressional hopefuls Greg Murphy and Dan Bishop. Both are running in special elections to held in September.
Murphy, a surgeon from Greenville and NC House member who easily won a primary runoff earlier this month, let his hometown crowd know that, if elected to congress, he will have the president’s back. He is running to represent North Carolina Third Congressional District that covers most of eastern North Carolina.
Bishop, an attorney and state senator from the Charlotte area, is facing off against a Democrat to represent the Old North State’s Ninth Congressional District. He pointed out, with the president at his side, that his opponent took donations from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), a member of ‘The Squad’ with a history of anti-Semitic and anti-American remarks.
Omar, along with the notorious Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a two of ‘The Squad’s’ most prominent voices. The group made up of freshmen female lawmakers with a Far Left agenda and a propensity for bashing core American precepts has served as a punching bag for the president recently, and Wednesday was no exception.
Trump bashed ‘Cortez’ and Omar for their radical agenda and America bashing, rightly pointing out that they have come to represent the Democratic Party as a whole. At one point the crowd began chanting ‘Send Her Back!’ in reference to Omar and recent Trump tweets in which he told the Somali immigrant that she should go back to where she came from if she hates America so much.
Those tweets have been fuel for the Left’s latest overreaction, predictably labeling the president as a racist. One North Carolina Congressman seemed a bit squeamish at the crowd’s chant.
Though it was brief, I struggled with the “send her back” chant tonight referencing Rep. Omar. Her history, words & actions reveal her great disdain for both America & Israel. That should be our focus and not phrasing that’s painful to our friends in the minority communities.
— Rep. Mark Walker (@RepMarkWalker) July 18, 2019
Trump did not join in on the chant, and most of the evening was spent reviewing all the ‘winning’ America, and North Carolina, has been doing since his 2016 election. North Carolina will be a pivotal swing state once again in 2020, virtually guaranteeing the president will be back for more rallies as we approach 2020 elections.