Ilhan Omar Condemns Trump's 'Theft' of Palestine, and Tuesday Looks Like She's Got More Disappointment in Store

Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, right, speaks about the party’s legislative priorities when Democrats assume the majority in the 116th Congress in January, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

 

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar had strong words for the President’s proposed peace deal with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Know what that thing is?

It’s good old fashioned stealing:

“This is not a peace plan. It is theft. It is erasure.”

It also fails to be that greatest of things — inclusive.

The way she sees it, they forgot the Palestinians entirely:

“They could have guaranteed justice, and brought everyone into this peace deal.”

Could’ve, should’ve:

“Instead these two embattled heads of state, impeached and indicted, have a ‘just us’ peace deal.”

So shame on them:

“It’s shameful and disingenuous!”

But her view might be a bit obscured — as noted by The Daily Caller, Trump attempted a call with Palestinian Authority head honcho Mahmoud Abbas, but he gave the deal a Thumbs Down before it was even rolled out.

Oh — and he called the President a “dog.”

Yeah, that’ll do it — inclusive’s outta luck.

And in case you’re wondering: According to the proposed deal, the Palestinians would get their own state, which would include sections of East Jerusalem.

In addition to Benjamin’s go-ahead, the plan’s also gotten a stamp of approval from his challenger in the March 2nd elections: former Israeli Defense Forces General Benny Gantz.

Here’s Benny, who plans to emerge victorious:

“The Trump administration’s peace plan is a significant and historic milestone indeed. Immediately after the elections, I will work toward implementing it from within a stable, functioning Israeli government, in tandem with the other countries in our region.”

On Tuesday, the Commander-in-Chief laid it out for reporters:

“On Sunday, I delivered to prime minister Netanyahu my vision for peace, prosperity, and a brighter future for Israelis and Palestinians. … This vision for peace is fundamentally different from past proposals. In the past, even the most well-intentioned plans were light on factual details and heavy on conceptual frameworks. By contrast, our plan is 80 pages and it is the most detailed proposal ever put forward by far.”

Sounds like he’s really goin’ for it.

But Omar ain’t.

Then I again, I think I remember hearing she’s no fan of Trump. Or Netanyahu. Or Israel.

That’s a drag since — also Tuesday — Trump flew to New Jersey for a campaign rally, and the 7,400-seat venue couldn’t come close to holding everyone:

Many who waited outside in the cold, including some who camped out overnight, made it inside, while others did not.

Jesse Konopka of Croydon, Pennsylvania, arrived at 7 a.m. Tuesday – more than 12 hours before Trump began speaking – but never made it inside.

Looks like Ilhan may be in for a disappointing November.

-ALEX

 

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