A controversy ensued last week after Trump said that Ilhan Omar and three other far-left congresswomen: representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley – should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came." Trump accused the four women of being unpatriotic and "hating the United States". Trump's rant triggered a bid to launch impeachment proceedings against him, that Congress effectively blocked.
Critics deemed Trump's comments 'racist' and 'divisive,' particularly considering that the congresswomen except for Somalia-born Omar were all born in the United States. Omar, for her part, vowed to become Donald Trump's "nightmare".