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Crowd shouts ‘lock her up’ as President Trump talks about Ilhan Omar

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Supporters chanted “lock her up” as the president talked about congresswoman Ilhan Omar at a campaign rally in Minnesota.

Trump claimed that Joe Biden plans to turn the state – which has a large Somali population – into a “refugee camp” if he wins the race for the White House.

“Another massive issue for Minnesota is the election of Joe Biden’s plan to inundate your state with a historic flood of refugees,” Mr Trump told supporters at Duluth International Airport. “Congratulations, Minnesota. Congratulations…”

Turning his focus to Ms Omar, who represents Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, the president said: “What is going on with Omar? I’ve been reading these reports for two years about how corrupt and crooked she is. Let’s get with it. Let’s get with it,” he added to chants of “lock her up”.

Trump told Omar: “How is your country doing?”

The president been responding to Ms Omar’s critical comments about his handling of the coronavirus, which has claimed some 207,000 US lives. He suggested Ms Omar had been been telling American’s “how to run our country”.

“Firstly, this is my country & I am a member of the House that impeached you,” Ms Omar repsponded on Twitter. “Secondly, I fled civil war when I was 8. An 8-year-old doesn’t run a country even though you run our country like one.”

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