‘She Went Back With Me’: Ilhan Omar Trolls Trump With Pelosi Photo from Africa Trip

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) took a shot at President Donald Trump after a congressional trip to Africa, and she had some help from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

“They said ‘send her back’ but Speaker [Pelosi] didn’t just make arrangements to send me back, she went back with me,” Omar wrote in a tweet. “So grateful for the honor to return to Mother Africa with the [Congressional Black Caucus] and commemorate The Year of Return!”

Omar and Pelosi, along with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, were part of a congressional delegation to Ghana to mark the Year of Return, a commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the shipment of the first African slaves to early American colonies.

But the trip also comes after President Donald Trump launched a racist attack against a group of progressive congresswomen, including Omar, and told them to “go back” to their countries. Omar, who was born in Somalia and came to the United States as a refugee, noted that timing with the caption of her photo.

“It was an honor to return to Ghana with the Congressional Black Caucus as we mark ‘The Year of Return’ and the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown Virginia,” Pelosi said in a statement.  “The sites we’ve seen in Ghana are an inextricable part of America’s heritage and will forever be seared in our hearts and minds.”

“America was plagued by the scourge of slavery for over 250 years and the injustice of Jim Crow for another century,” Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said. “This commemoration provided the opportunity to rededicate ourselves to learning the lessons of history and renewing our efforts to building ‘a more perfect Union.’”

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