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Very early in her career in Congress, Ms. Omar received a credible death threat from a right winger in New York - who was promptly arrested - and Trump's rhetoric has lead to further threats.
If you look at a map, you'll notice that Somalia borders Kenya (where she spent 4 years as a refugee) and it is just west of Yemen, where Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E have been funding a civil war for 5 years. As a result, she knows a lot more about the war in Yeman than Trump does, and that's the main reason that Congress recently voted to halt arms sales to the Saudis.
This is what she had to say about Yemen:
"How can we make a decision to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia, knowing that they have been part of causing one of the most atrocious humanitarian crises in Yemen, when we know that they have a hand in what's happening right now in Sudan, what's happening in Libya, and the list can go on and on and on," she says.
"Our alliedship with Saudi Arabia and the Emirates is immoral. I believe that it is one of the most absurd alliedships; it doesn't fit with any of our values. When we think about what is in the interest of our national security, entrusting them to help us with that is like trusting a thief to watch over your shop. We know that they can't be trusted in that process."
One of today's headlines in today's Washington Posts is this:
"Trump asserts that no one should criticize the U.S. as he resumes his attacks on four legislators".
For the record, there are at least 12 countries in the world where people can be punished for criticizing their leader - and one of them is the Netherlands!
For more than 40 years, Trump has believed that he should NEVER be criticized. When he was a private citizen, he would wring apologies out of his critics, or even get them fired from their jobs. As a politician, he has lost his ability to intimidate the media with legal threats, which is why he latched onto the "fake media" charges as soon as he became a candidate.