There she goes again.
Last week, Politico published an interview with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), which included harsh words against President Barack Obama.
Omar attempted to clear her name with a recording of her interview, but she ended up owning herself.
So will she get it right on the third try?
A Fox News reporter waited outside of Omar’s office on Monday in order to get some clarification.
Omar told the reporter “it was ‘silly’ to compare” President Donald Trump and Obama because “one is human” while “the other is really not.”
Obviously Omar was referring Trump as not human. Can you imagine if she were called not human?
This is what Politico published on Friday:
As she saw it, the party ostensibly committed to progressive values had become complicit in perpetuating the status quo. Omar says the “hope and change” offered by Barack Obama was a mirage. Recalling the “caging of kids” at the U.S.-Mexico border and the “droning of countries around the world” on Obama’s watch, she argues that the Democratic president operated within the same fundamentally broken framework as his Republican successor.
“We can’t be only upset with Trump. … His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was,” Omar says. “And that’s not what we should be looking for anymore. We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile.”
After her remarks caused a slight ruckus, Omar shot back at Politico. She gleefully tweeted out that she had a recording of the interview, which she believed would clear her name.
It did the exact opposite and she deleted the tweet.
So @Ilhan Omar has released audio of what she said about Trump and Obama. She claims she was quoted out of context and that she’s an Obama fan. Here’s the transcript. You be the judge. cc: @blakehounshell @TimAlberta pic.twitter.com/a3IKhh5bAZ
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) March 8, 2019
Exhibit A of how politicians use the media as a straw man to avoid owning what they said.
Your tape…supports what I wrote 100%. So does my longer tape. It’s beyond dispute.
Next time, a phone call from your office before the Twitter ambush would be appreciated. https://t.co/eb2grgn5Cd
— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) March 8, 2019
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