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Omar says she won't stop criticizing Trump

Updated: July 19, 2019 07:40 AM

Friday morning, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is back in Minnesota amid her growing feud with President Donald Trump.

Their war of words continues to divide the nation, and draw international attention, in what started with a tweet from Trump last weekend.

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Just hours after her arrival at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Omar was greeted by even more people at a town hall meeting Thursday night.

RELATED: Rep. Omar hosts town hall after being welcomed back to Minnesota

Omar said she isn't backing down in her criticism of Trump.

The freshman Democrat says she's going to "continue to be a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us."

This week, the Somali-American has been targeted by Trump who has questioned her patriotism. On Wednesday, Trump's supporters chanted "Send her back" at a rally in North Carolina. Omar arrived in the U.S. as a child when her family fled violence.

RELATED: Trump slams congresswoman Omar; crowd roars, 'Send her back!'

Omar's supporters held signs saying "End racism now" and "I stand with Ilhan." She told them she was not deterred: "We are not frightened. We are ready."

In a series of tweets Friday, Trump called the group who gathered to support Omar "staged," adding he planned to win Minnesota in 2020 "because they can't stand her (Omar) and her hatred of our Country, and they appreciate all that I have done for them (opening up mining and MUCH more) which has led to the best employment and economic year in Minnesota's long and beautiful history!"

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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