Former FBI Director James Comey compared Americans who support President Donald Trump to a “mob,” saying on Twitter the president and those who support him must be sent “back to their dark corner.”
Comey’s Tweet was in response to criticism regarding President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, where he spoke to the crowd and at one point brought up the four Democratic congresswomen – who have been dubbed in the media ‘the squad’ who have been openly battling Republicans, their own Democratic Party and the Trump administration. Those four freshman congressional members are Omar, Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.
“We have long had ugly margins in this country, but we are a fundamentally descent people, with shared values,” said Comey. “We treasure our identity as a nation of immigrants. With our voices and our 2020 votes, we must send Donald Trump and his mob back to their dark corner.”
At one point during Wednesday night’s rally some in the crowd started chanting “send her back” in reference to Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Omar is a Muslim congressional member and was born in Somalia. But Omar has her own share of blame in the rhetoric and has been accused of anti-Semitic statements and targeting the Trump administration’s supportive Israeli policies.
We have long had ugly margins in this country, but we are a fundamentally decent people, with shared values. We treasure our identity as a nation of immigrants. With our voices and our 2020 votes, we must send Donald Trump and his mob back to their dark corner.
— James Comey (@Comey) July 18, 2019
Trump told reporters at the White House Thursday, that he was “not happy” with the chanting directed at Omar.
“I disagree with it,” he said regarding the chants.
Critics said that wasn’t enough and suggested he should have made a statement at the rally to stop the chanting.