‘Not Happy’: Trump Rejects Any Connection to ‘Send Her Back’ Chants Sparked at NC Rally

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President Donald Trump is attempting to clear his name from the chants that broke out during Wednesday’s rally, as he’s expressing that he wasn’t “happy” about them.

The crowd at the president’s rally in North Carolina on Wednesday began chanting when the Trump took aim at a freshman Democratic representative — only escalating the controversy between Trump and four minority Democratic Congresswoman.

The chant, “Send her back!” comes after the president kick-started the week by blasting progressive Democratic Congresswomen in a tweet on Sunday, telling them to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” The tweet alluded to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).

During Thursday’s rally, Trump once again blasted Omar — a Congress member who was a refugee from Somalia but is now a U.S. citizen — claiming she “has a history of launching vicious anti-Semitic screeds.”

“Send her back!” the crowd is heard in the background, as Trump pauses and then continues with his speech.

Check out the video below:

As IJR Blue reported, Omar took note of the chants, responding on Twitter, “I am where I belong, at the people’s house and you’re just gonna have to deal!”

The president, however, denied responsibility for the chants at the rally.

“I was not happy with it,” Trump told White House reporters on Thursday, according to a pool report. “I disagree with it.”

Asked if he attempted to stop the chanting, he said, “I think I did — I started speaking very quickly.”

During Thursday’s press conference, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) also defended the president amid the rally chanting controversy.

“The president didn’t join in in any chant like that,” McCarthy said.

“And if you’re going to claim the president having a battle over [the] socialist issue and the socialist Democrats, that’s one that he has taken up even at the State of the Union. He promised that this country will never have socialism here and that’s why he’s fighting so hard.”

See McCarthy’s comments below:

Asked again about the chanting, the Republican lawmaker said, “The president moved on with his speech.” He added, “Has it become so far that you want to dislike the president so much you’re going to accuse him of something he did not do?”

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General Confusion
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“There’s a reason he is constantly confused.” I Ching

You have no idea how confusing listening to your blather can be. But that is only a sideshow. Compared to how confusing Republicans are, in general, you are small potatoes.

General Confusion
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“Poor General Confusion. Get a grip. Were you repeating yourself, elderly one? I’ve never heard you critique the liberals and their foul uneducated language and actions with the same scrutiny.” Gripless Cherl

You haven’t been paying attention. I critique the Democrats all of the time here. Maybe not for the reasons that you want me to criticize them, but I do it with good reason and integrity, not willy-nilly like I see done on IJR.

As to repetion, it’s a habit that I pricked up from you Republicans. See, I am not afraid of change or adapting.

Screwtape
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To Cherl, because IJR.

The Confused/Contused One’s mouthings are not age-related so much as congenital mental-impairment. There’s a reason he is constantly confused. At least he has that much self-awareness OR he read his fitness reports.

Screwtape
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This brings to mind the “lock her up” chants. We have yet to see that one come true, but the voter sentiments are real.

Let’s hope for nutraloaf wishes and jumpsuited dreams for Hillary. Let’s also hope for felony convictions on immigration fraud and taxes for Omar.

Cherl
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Poor General Confusion. Get a grip. Were you repeating yourself, elderly one? I’ve never heard you critique the liberals and their foul uneducated language and actions with the same scrutiny.

General Confusion
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“The president, however, denied responsibility for the chants at the rally.” Article.

Yeah, King Donald The Loser blamed the racists in the crowd for chanting the phrase. In other words, he threw them/you under his bus.

He will do EXACTLY the same thing to you when he loses in 2020, too. If you think otherwise, you are very confused. He does it ALL OF THE TIME because he never accepts ANY responsibilty for his losses. He will blame YOU! He will blame YOU! He will blame YOU! Count on it.

Phoenix
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A little late on that one…. At the time, i doubt he minded otherwise he would have actually said something during the rally as most politicians do when their supporters get out of line.

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