Controversial Congresswoman Ilhan Omar continued her all-out war with the Trump administration Wednesday afternoon; accusing the White House of “escalating tensions with Iran” during the Coronavirus outbreak.
“Trump is trying to escalate tensions with Iran during a pandemic. NO WAR WITH IRAN,” posted Rep. Omar on social media.
Trump is trying to escalate tensions with Iran during a pandemic.
NO WAR WITH IRAN. https://t.co/UvofDAooXD
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) April 22, 2020
President Trump issued his final warning to the Iranian regime Wednesday morning; ordering the US Navy to “shoot down and destroy” any gunboats harassing American ships.
“I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea,” the President posted on Twitter.
I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2020
According to Fox News
The encounter happened last week. Six U.S. Navy warships were conducting drills with US Army Apache attack helicopters in international waters off Iran last Wednesday when they were repeatedly harassed by 11 Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Navy vessels, the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet reported.
The Iranian ships repeatedly crossed in front and behind the U.S. vessels at extremely close range and high speeds, including multiple crossings of one ship, the Puller, with a 50-yard closest point of approach and within 10 yards of another ship, the Maui’s, bow, a 5th Fleet statement said.
Read the full report here.
ANOTHER CONSPIRACY? AOC Says ‘Powerful People’ at Trump Hotel Trying to ‘Bribe the President into War'
Embattled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found another conspiracy theory to promote regarding President Trump Friday; suggesting rich people staying at his hotel are “bribing the President into war.”
“NEW: We got leaked documents detailing 1,200+ different stays at @realDonaldTrump’s hotel. Here’s the guest who stayed the longest: a sheikh who wants to be president of Iraq, and who wants the U.S. to strike Iran. He spent 26 nights in a suite,” said a reporter with the Washington Post.
“Sure looks like powerful people are trying to bribe the President into war,” responded Ocasio-Cortez
Sure looks like powerful people are trying to bribe the President into war. https://t.co/e4L4YcrGKp
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 7, 2019
The accusation is the latest conspiracy theory promoted by leading Democrats. Last week, Rep. Ilhan Omar said the White House was “weaponizing” the US Census to target minorities.
“It’s now explicit: Trump is weaponizing the Census to benefit ‘Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites.’ This is an attack on democracy and in any other Administration, it would be a multi-year scandal,” posted Omar on social media.
It's now explicit: Trump is weaponizing the Census to benefit "Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites."
This is an attack on democracy and in any other Administration, it would be a multi-year scandal. https://t.co/EuyWT5P9VZ
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) May 30, 2019
The far-left legislator found herself in hot-water earlier this week when she posted -then deleted- a Tweet that claimed Latin American migrants could never enter the United States using President Trump’s proposed “Merit-based” immigration system.
“A ‘merit based’ immigration policy is fueled by racism towards the Latinx community,” Omar wrote. “Our immigration policies shouldn’t be based on discrimination, fear, or bigotry. We should welcome immigrants to our country and offer a simple way to citizenship.”
Sen. Ted Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant who earned Math Degree and became a computer program, slammed Omar’s comments as deeply “troubling.”
“As the son of a Cuban immigrant whose Dad came to get a math degree & become a computer programmer, I’m troubled that Dems seem to believe Hispanic immigrants can’t qualify for skills-based legal immigration. Bringing in more scientists, engineers & doctors is good for US jobs,” posted Cruz.
DOUBLE STANDARD: Omar -Who Supports Sanctions Against Israel- Calls Trump’s Iran Sanctions ‘Economic Warfare’
Controversial Congresswoman Ilhan Omar raised eyebrows on social media this week; calling President Trump’s new sanctions on Iran “economic warfare” while supporting the BDS movement against Israel.
“This makes no sense. Sanctions are economic warfare. They have already caused medical shortages and countless deaths in Iran. You cannot claim to want deescalation and then announce new sanctions with no clear goal. This is not a measured response!” posted Omar on social media.
This makes no sense. Sanctions are economic warfare.
They have already caused medical shortages and countless deaths in Iran.
You cannot claim to want deescalation and then announce new sanctions with no clear goal. This is not a measured response! https://t.co/sGWtwXuNDT
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 8, 2020
President Trump addressed the nation Wednesday afternoon after an Iranian missile strike on US troops in Iraq; saying Tehran “appears to be standing down” while vowing the Islamic Regime “will never have a nuclear weapon.”
“No Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime,” said the President. “Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned.”
“The fact that we have this great military and equipment, however, does not mean we need to use it. … We do not want to use it,” he added.
“U.S. defense officials told Fox News the U.S. military did not attempt to shoot down the ballistic missiles fired from Iran because there were no American military assets in place to intercept them. The Patriot and Avenger anti-missile defense systems are deployed to other locations in the Middle East, but not to the two Iraqi bases targeted by Iran. Officials say the American assets are in high demand and short supply around the world,” reports Fox News.