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During an appearance on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) talked about the "racist tropes" she and other people of color have endured over the years. Specifically, she was referencing President Donald Trump's tweets this past weekend when he told Omar, and members of "The Squad" to "go back to where they came from."
"Many of us, as I said today, when we're brown and black in this country, have been subjected to the old, racist trope of 'go back to where you came from,' where it happens on a school playground or inside the hallway or someone shouting at you in the street, and many of us have had our responses," Omar said with a smile. "And now, today, and yesterday, we had to figure out how to respond, it coming from the President of the United States. And we were reminded, something that my 7-year-old says, 'Does he know he is President of the United States?'"
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"And we had to make sure to let him know that here, in this country, we see everyone, we welcome everyone and we remind people that they are valued," the Congresswoman said. "And we're...
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