The president attended the North Carolina rally to resume his row with Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, which began when he tweeted that they should “go back” to their home countries.
Three of them were born in the United States and Omar came to the country as a refugee from Somalia when she was a child.
Referring to the women, Trump said: ”Tonight I have a suggestion for the hate-filled extremists who are constantly trying to tear our country down.
They never have anything good to say. That’s why I say, 'Hey if you don’t like it, let ‘em leave, let ‘em leave.'
What followed is chanting from droves of his supporters screaming "send her back", while the president watched on.
The near-dystopian scenes left many viewers online shocked and frightened.
Lock her up. Build the wall. Send her back. Same tactics, even nastier. This is an actual nightmare. https://t.co/iShPBxavTJ
— Cressida Dick Must Resign (@Cressida Dick Must Resign)
Congressman Bernie Sanders called it "disturbing".
#IStandWithIlhan and am proud to work with her in Congress.
Trump is stoking the most despicable and disturbing c… https://t.co/UrkYszUSvo