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GOP Group Sorry for 'Jihad Squad' Post

'Political jihad is their game,' Illinois group said of Democratic lawmakers

(Newser) - An Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic congresswomen who have been criticized by President Trump and referred to them as the "Jihad Squad." The post appeared Friday night on the Republican County Chairman's Association... More »

ESPN Issues Reminder After Anti-Trump Blast

Dan Le Batard criticized President Trump and his recent racist tweets

(Newser) - ESPN is reminding employees of the network's policy to avoid talking about politics after radio talk show host Dan Le Batard criticized President Trump and his recent racist comments and ESPN itself on the air this week, the AP reports. (See Le Batard's commentary here .) The reminder... More »

Trump Shifts Tone, Calls Rally Crowd 'Patriots'

Praise comes a day after he said he wasn't happy with 'send her back!' chant

(Newser) - Earlier this week, President Trump criticized some of his own supporters for breaking out in a "send her back!" chant at a North Carolina rally. On Friday, however, the president shifted tone and said the crowd was made up of "incredible patriots," reports USA Today . Trump... More »

Trump Criticizes 'Crazed' Media Coverage of Chant

Says mainstream media in 'sick partnership' with the left

(Newser) - On Thursday, President Trump said he wasn't happy that supporters broke out in a "send her back" chant at his political rally in North Carolina. On Friday, Trump said he wasn't happy with media coverage of the controversy, either. "It is amazing how the Fake News... More »

After 'Send Her Back' Chants, Rep. Omar Welcomed Home

Supporters met her at Minneapolis airport

(Newser) - Rep. Ilhan Omar went back to where she comes from Thursday—and they were delighted to see her. A crowd of cheering supporters, some with signs saying "Welcome back," greeted the Democrat when she landed at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "Home sweet... More »

Trump: I'm 'Not Happy' With That New Chant

He disavows 'send her back' and says he will stop supporters next time

(Newser) - In the face of media criticism and some negativity in his own party, President Trump is disavowing his supporters' chant of "send her back," Politico reports. "I was not happy with it. I disagree with it," Trump said Thursday of those who unleashed the chant about... More »

Rep. Omar Responds to 'Send Her Back!' Chant

'I am where I belong,' she says after Trump rally

(Newser) - When President Trump spoke about Rep. Ilhan Omar at a rally in North Carolina Wednesday, supporters broke out in a chant of "Send her back!" The freshman lawmaker from Minnesota took notice. "I am where I belong, at the people’s house and you’re just gonna... More »

House Readies Vote, as Trump Denies Racism

'I don't have a Racist bone in my body!' he writes

(Newser) - The controversy over President Trump's tweeted criticism of four progressive lawmakers was poised to ratchet up even more Tuesday as the House prepared to vote on a resolution condemning his words as racist. Before the vote, however, Trump shot back against that accusation. Details and developments:
  • The resolution: NPR
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Pelosi Says a Resolution Condemning Trump Is Coming

While Trump says, 'Many people agree with me'

(Newser) - Democrats and several right-wing commentators were quick to denounce President Trump's Sunday tweet that four progressive Democratic congresswomen should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested [countries] from which they came." Now Republican lawmakers are starting to offer their own take. In a... More »

Trump Posts 2 More Tweets on 'Unpopular Congresswomen'

The president didn't start his week by backing down

(Newser) - President Trump started his Monday by essentially doubling down on a Sunday tweet that has been the target of widespread condemnation. After his remark that four progressive Democratic congresswomen should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested [countries] from which they came" was blasted by... More »

Trump's 'Go Back' Tweet Called 'Worst Error of Presidency'

Few conservatives are defending him

(Newser) - With a tweet widely denounced as racist, President Trump has apparently managed to do what Nancy Pelosi was struggling to accomplish—unite the squabbling Democratic caucus. Pelosi and other Democratic lawmakers were among those slamming Trump for his remark that four progressive Democratic congresswomen should "go back and help... More »

New Friction Emerges Between Pelosi, AOC

House speaker is tired of tweets from progressive Democrats

(Newser) - "You got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, chiding members who've been airing frustrations over Twitter. "Do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just... More »

Meghan McCain's Husband 'Rage Tweets' at Seth Meyers

Ben Domenech has since apologized

(Newser) - Meghan McCain had a slightly testy exchange about Rep. Ilhan Omar with Seth Meyers on Late Night Tuesday—and her husband took extreme umbrage. In a now-deleted series of tweets, conservative commentator Ben Domenech called Meyers an "untalented piece of s--- who only has his job because he regularly... More »

Trump: Omar's 'Got a Way About Her That's Very, Very Bad'

He says he has no second thoughts about tweeted Omar video

(Newser) - President Trump has no qualms about the video he tweeted on Friday that spliced comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar about 9/11 and Islamophobia with footage of the terror attack. In fact, he has more criticism of her. When speaking with KSTP while in Minneapolis Monday, Trump was directly asked... More »

Pelosi Disses Trump, and He Fires Back

President criticizes 60 Minutes 'puff piece,' escalates criticism of Pelosi's defense of Omar

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night, and she didn't have much good to say about President Trump. Among her lines: "There's nobody in the country who knows better that he should not be president of the United States than Donald Trump," she told Lesley... More »

Pelosi: Trump's Tweet Put Omar in Physical Danger

House speaker orders Capitol Police to conduct a security assessment

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi thinks one of her Democratic congresswomen is in danger because of a tweet by President Trump . The House speaker says she has ordered Capitol Police to conduct a security assessment in regard to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar , reports USA Today . Pelosi also called on Trump to remove "... More »

Trump's 9/11 Tweet Sparks New Partisan Rancor

The tweet mentions Rep. Omar's reference to 9/11

(Newser) - Democrats responded Saturday to President Trump's tweet of a 9/11 video that included an attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Washington Post reports. The video shows New York's twin towers burning and includes bits of Omar's comments that have drawn criticism, especially "some people did something"... More »

GOP Snaps at Rep. Omar's 9/11 Remark

'Some people did something'

(Newser) - First she was blasted as being anti-Semitic . Now Rep. Ilhan Omar is accused of being anti-American. So wrote RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel in a tweet Tuesday in response to comments Omar made last month about the 9/11 attacks. McDaniel doesn't stand alone on the right in her criticism. What... More »

After White House Shakeup, All Eyes on Stephen Miller

Influence of immigration hardliner appears to be on the rise again

(Newser) - The exodus of US security officials, including Kirstjen Nielsen and the Secret Service chief , has put renewed attention on White House senior aide Stephen Miller. The 33-year-old is widely seen a big reason President Trump is moving to toughen his immigration and border policies, reports the Hill . In fact, the... More »

Feds Make Arrest After Threat to Muslim Lawmaker

The FBI says Patrick Carlineo Jr called her a 'terrorist'

(Newser) - A western New York man has been charged with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, the AP reports. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Patrick Carlineo Jr. was arrested after placing a threatening call to Omar's office in Washington, DC, last month. Authorities did not say when Carlineo... More »

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