Trump Says He's Unhappy With 'Send Her Back' Chants

Headline Roundup July 18th, 2019

A day after his campaign rally in North Carolina, President Donald Trump expressed discontent with the rally crowd's 'send her back' chants. The chants referred to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN), a naturalized citizen from Somalia and vehement critic of the president.

Some prominent left-leaning media sources concentrate on reporting that the chant was inspired by the President and that he did nothing to stop it. A large portion of right-leaning media sources give no mention to or refute that Trump is responsible for the chant, and focused more on his expressed displeasure with it.

Trump Says He's Unhappy With 'Send Her Back' Chants

From the Left
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President Donald Trump on Thursday attempted to distance himself from a boisterous "send her back" chant aimed at Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., that occurred at his campaign rally Wednesday night.

"I was not happy with it — I disagree with it," Trump told reporters at the White House, adding, "I didn't say that, they did."

The chant broke out among rally-goers in North Carolina after the president went on an extended rant about Omar and three of her House colleagues — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ayanna...

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From the Center
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump blamed his supporters Thursday for a chant of "send her back" that erupted at his North Carolina rally, even though he did nothing to stop the taunts against a black lawmaker.

"I disagree with it,” the president told reporters a day later in the Oval Office. "I wasn't happy with that message."

Pressed further, Trump suggested that reporters return to North Carolina to ask why supporters began the chant during Wednesday's rally. The audience broke into the chant in the middle of a lengthy...

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From the Right
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President Trump said he disagrees with the "send her back" chant that broke out during his rally in North Carolina on Wednesday, which was directed at Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Asked why he did not stop the audience in Greenville, Trump told reporters Thursday in the Oval Office, "I think I did — I started speaking very quickly.”

He added, "I was not happy with it — I disagree with it."

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