Ilhan Omar is not too fond of Barack Obama, former President of the United States, and she has no intention to hide that.
Omar recently referred to Obama as a “pretty face” who has gotten away with murder, and she made it clear that she has some strong negative feelings towards her fellow politician.
She stated: "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."
Omar went on to say that Obama is not all too different from President Donald Trump and that he is guilty of many of the same things that people are criticizing Trump for at the moment.
She referred to incidents involving caged children at the Mexican border, as well as various drone strikes carried out by the U.S. during Obama’s presidency.
Omar also wanted to make it clear that she in no way supported the current policies of Mr. Trump, but she insisted that people should never forget the presidents that came before him and the actions they have taken.
Omar seems to hold a lot of animosity towards former administrations of the country, and she explained that many of its past presidents had been involved in various nefarious acts during their time.
She finished with a reference to a song by Puff Daddy, implying that money is the root of all these problems.
This is something that many people would probably readily agree with, although not many are talking about the problem so openly at the moment.
Indeed, it does seem like financial interests have taken over the political scene of the U.S. by a large extent in recent times.
Omar tried to walk back her Obama criticism and blamed the whole thing on bad journalism.
She wrote in a deleted-tweet: "Exhibit A of how reporters distort words. I’m an Obama fan! I was saying how Trump is different from Obama, and why we should focus on policy not politics. This is why I always tape my interviews."
Omar faced more backlash with her attempt at cleaning up and decided to delete the response.
Do you think Omar is right or wrong for blasting Obama this way?