Despite video evidence to the contrary, President Donald Trump on Thursday claimed he attempted to stop his supporters’ racist “Send her back!” chant against Rep. Ilhan Omar during a rally in North Carolina.
“Well, number one, I think I did. I started speaking very quickly,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office when asked why he didn’t stop the crowd’s chant, which echoed the president’s attacks on Reps. Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).
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“I disagree with it, by the way,” Trump added. “I felt a little bit badly about it. But I will say this… I started speaking very quickly. But it started up rather, rather fast, as you probably know.”
When a reporter pointed out that the chant closely resembled Trump’s tweets—which said the freshman congresswomen should “go back” to the countries “from which they came”—the president said, “Well, I don’t think if you examine it, I don’t think you’ll find that.”
Observers were quick to point out that the president’s version of Wednesday night’s rally does not align with reality.
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