US President Donald Trump has endorsed Lacy Johnson, a Republican candidate who is now poised to challenge Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in the upcoming 2020 US House of Representatives elections.
Delivering the announcement via Twitter, Trump stated that he believes Johnson deserves his endorsement, and that “Omar is a disaster”, accusing the Democratic congresswoman of seeking to impose “much higher taxes” and of hating the US military and veterans, among other things.
And I’m Endorsing you also Lacy, you truly deserve it. You are doing a great job, and Omar is a disaster who wants much higher taxes, hates our Military & our Vets, demands Open Borders, and is fighting to take away our great 2nd Amendment. Good luck Lacy! https://t.co/RunIPCbTyc
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 4, 2020
Ilhan Omar, a Muslim originally from Somalia, has been involved in several major controversies in recent times. In the past, she has hinted that U.S. aid to Israel is out of economic interest and has even written that Israel “hypnotizes” the world.