Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been a popular topic of discussion on Fox News. However, when one Fox reporter tried to grill Omar on whether she thinks Donald Trump and Barack Obama are similar, she fired back with a hilarious answer.
Last Friday, Politico published a report in which Omar criticized several of Obama’s immigration policies. In the interview, she said Trump’s predecessor was also responsible for “caging of kids” at the southern border and for “droning countries around the world.”
“We can’t be only upset with Trump,” she told the news outlet. “His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was.”
On Monday, a Fox News reporter caught up with Omar on Capitol Hill for clarification on the remarks.
"That is silly to even think and equate the two,” Omar told the reporter, who asked if she compared Trump to Obama in the Politico piece.
She then went on to describe the key difference between the two presidents: “One is human and the other is really not.”
After the Politico report was published, Omar said the news outlet “distorted” her comments. She also said she is a fan of Obama, despite her critiques of his administration.
“Exhibit A of how reporters distort words. I’m an Obama fan! I was saying how [President] Trump is different from Obama, and why we should focus on policy not politics," Omar wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
Before the Politico report, Omar faced tough backlash for her criticisms of U.S. policy toward Israel, which was called anti-Semitic. The conversation surrounding her remarks resulted in an anti-hate resolution getting passed through Congress.
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