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State Representative Ilhan Omar

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Posted: 2018-01-11
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Press Release

RELEASE: Rep. Omar Statement on Trump “Shithole” Remarks

SAINT PAUL, MN – After President Donald Trump was quoted this afternoon referring to certain countries in Africa and the Caribbean as “shithole countries”, State Rep. Ilhan Omar released the following statement:

“I am not ashamed of the country where I was born. I am not ashamed to call myself an American now. I am a proud immigrant, refugee, Minnesotan and a proud State Legislator. But make no mistake, I am ashamed, disturbed, and outraged that the leader of the United States can’t see beyond his own embarrassing privilege to embrace the diversity that has made this country great for generations.”

Minnesota State Representative Ilhan Omar (DFL-Minneapolis) is the first Somali-American to be elected to a state legislature in the United States of America.


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