Tensions have been rising over the past few days between President Donald Trump and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) ever since the president tweeted that she should “go back to her home country” if she hated the United States so much.
Now, first lady Melania Trump has been dragged into this.
CNN commentator Ana Navarro just said Mrs. Trump she should be deported back to her birth nation of Slovenia.
Navarro made the controversial remark when she was asked about President Trump’s tweet, The Washington Examiner reported.
“Well, I got news for Donald Trump and all of his supporters who feel the same way: This is our country. It is our country as much as it is the Trumps’ country,” Navarro said.
“And if we’re gonna start sending people back … Ted Cruz was born in Canada. Marco Rubio’s parents were born in Cuba. Melania Trump was born where? Slovenia. How about her parents who are here through family immigration?”
The remark was made after reports surfaced that Melania Trump took issue with the “send her back” chant in regard to Omar — a chant that was started during Trump’s North Carolina rally this past week.
Though the president did not start the chant himself and did not take part in it, Melania Trump and her stepdaughter, Ivanka Trump, were not pleased with it, The New York Times reported.
“Mr. Trump’s inner circle immediately appreciated the gravity of the rally scene and quickly urged him to repudiate the chant,” The Times reported.
“Ms. Trump, his elder daughter and senior adviser, spoke to the president about it on Thursday morning, the people familiar with the discussions said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.”
President Trump did end up denouncing the chant, but he has since claimed that reports that Melania and Ivanka told him to do so are “fake news.”
“What did the first lady and Ivanka advise you about the chant?” a member of the media asked Trump on Friday, according to Mediaite.
“False information,” Trump interrupted. “It was fake news.”
“You never talked about it with her?” the reporter asked.
“Nope,” Trump said. He added, “We — I talked about it, but they didn’t advise me. They told me, but I didn’t—”
When the reporter asked what they said, Trump replied, “By the way, what you’re saying? Fake news.”
Many liberals have criticized Melania Trump for not speaking out publicly to defend Omar of Minnesota, since she was born in another country as well.
Through it all, Melania has remained loyal to her husband in public, just as any other first lady would.
This piece originally appeared in the Objectivist and is used by permission.
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