Tucker Carlson in his opening monologue spewed out fury on the controversial Congressswoman saying ; “Ilhan Omar has an awful lot to be grateful for,” he opined after reading out the Muslim Congresswoman’s incredible rags to riches story made possible by her entry to, and life in, the United States.
“But she isn’t grateful. Not at all. After everything America has done for Omar and for her family, she hates this country more than ever.”
The Minnesota Democrat dismissed Fox News’ Tucker Carlson as a “racist fool” after the TV personality made her the target of an anti-immigrant diatribe.
“Not gonna lie, it’s kinda fun watching a racist fool like this weeping about my presence in Congress,” the Minnesota Democrat tweeted Tuesday night.
Not gonna lie, it’s kinda fun watching a racist fool like this weeping about my presence in Congress 🤣🤣— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 10, 2019
No lies will stamp out my love for this country or my resolve to make our union more perfect.
They will just have to get used to calling me Congresswoman! https://t.co/nRS13yWivK
“No lies will stamp out my love for this country or my resolve to make our union more perfect. They will just have to get used to calling me Congresswoman!” she added.
Omar made history last year as one of the first Muslim women elected to the House and the first sitting member of Congress to wear a hijab.
The subject of Carlson’s monologue was a profile of the Minnesota congresswoman in The Washington Post. The story describes Omar’s arrival to the United States as a refugee from Somalia. Her family struggled in poverty and she experienced bullying from her classmates, she told the paper.
“I arrived at the age of 12 and learned that I was the extreme other,” Omar said in an interview with the Post. “I was black. I was Muslim. I also learned I was extremely poor and that the classless America that my father talked about didn’t exist.”
Carlson describes Omar as both “dangerous” and as having values “antithetical to ours,” two common Islamophobic tropes according to Georgetown University’s The Bridge Initiative.
“Ilhan Omar is living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country,” Carlson said. “Some of the very people we try hardest to help have come to hate us passionately,” he added.
Carlson asked if “maybe we are importing people from places who are simply antithetical to ours” and called Omar “a living fire alarm — a warning to the rest of us that we better change our immigration system immediately. Or else.”