Trump Abandons All Pretense Of Disowning Chant, Calls Crowd ‘Patriotic’

US President Donald Trump speaks at a "Make America Great Again" rally at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, North Carolina, on July 17, 2019. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM... US President Donald Trump speaks at a "Make America Great Again" rally at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, North Carolina, on July 17, 2019. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 20, 2019 11:35 am
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President Donald Trump dribbled his weakest yet denunciation of the crowd’s “send her back” chants over his Saturday morning tweet — that he was not “particularly happy” with the cries — before fully embracing the chanters as “patriotic” people who “love the USA!”

Trump paused for a full 13 seconds to let the crowd chant before continuing with his speech at the rally. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), about whom the crowd was chanting, is an American citizen who came to the U.S. from Somalia as a pre-teen.

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