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Trump responds to ‘send her back’ chant at North Carolina rally

The President has spoken out about the behavior exhibited in North Carolina.

Tempers were simmering in Washington today after a crowd at a Trump reelection rally voiced their opinion of Minnesota Rep Ihan Omar last night.

The crowd, branching off from a theme that the President introduced earlier in the week, chanted “send her back” at the mention of Omar by Trump at his North Carolina event last night.  Trump has insisted that his tweet about “going back” was aimed at examining the socioeconomic realties of locales outside of America, and were not meant to invoke ethnicity.

Several lawmakers, on both sides, lambasted the crowd for their behavior, prompting the President to also clear the air.

President Donald Trump claimed Thursday he “was not happy” with the crowd at his campaign rally in North Carolina the previous evening for chanting “send her home,” after he had goaded the audience with a fiery attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

“I was not happy with it. I disagree with it. But again, I didn’t say that. They did. But I disagree with it,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, adding that he “started speaking very quickly” in an attempt to silence the rally attendees.

“It was quite a chant, and I felt a little bit badly about it,” Trump said.

As accusations of racism flew against the President this week, several prominent republicans intimated that they did not believe the President to be a racist, including Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Housing Director Ben Carson.

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