After drawing comparisons between President Obama and President Trump in an interview with Politico, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) clarified Monday that they are not similar because the latter is not a human.
“As she saw it, the party ostensibly committed to progressive values had become complicit in perpetuating the status quo,” the article in Politico Magazine states. “Omar says the "hope and change" offered by Barack Obama was a mirage. Recalling the "caging of kids" at the U.S.-Mexico border and the "droning of countries around the world" on Obama’s watch, she argues that the Democratic president operated within the same fundamentally broken framework as his Republican successor.”
When Fox News’s Guerin Hays questioned her about the article, she mostly refused to answer until she finally snapped and said they “absolutely” were not the same because “one is human the other is not.”
Fox News’ Guerin Hays asks Ilhan Omar about last week's Politico article: “Do you think President Obama is the same as President Trump?”— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 12, 2019
Omar: “Absolutely not. … One is human the other is not”
Omar's dehumanizing remarks come after she was slammed last week for anti-Semitism pic.twitter.com/zFvi4KoicY
Omar's comparison between the two presidents in the article was not the only newsworthy segment of the interview. She made some shocking comments about President Obama that she later tried to claim were taken out of context (but weren't).
For the record, we disagreed with @BarackObama on almost every issue, but @IlhanMN’s comments calling a former President a murderer with a pretty face and a smile is disgusting and should be condemned by all sides. pic.twitter.com/S99mA4CpkK— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) March 8, 2019