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On Friday, Politico Magazine quoted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as suggesting President Barack Obama was a murderer for the “droning of countries around the world” and that just because someone is more “polished” than President Donald Trump doesn’t excuse their bad policies.

After the article was published, Omar claimed her quote was taken out of context. So, she uploaded audio of the interview. The full context proved Politico’s Tim Alberta quoted her accurately.

Alberta wrote the following paragraph regarding his conversation with Omar regarding Obama:

As she saw it, the party ostensibly committed to progressive values had become complicit in perpetuating the status quo. Omar says the “hope and change” offered by Barack Obama was a mirage. Recalling the “caging of kids” at the U.S.-Mexico border and the “droning of countries around the world” on Obama’s watch, she argues that the Democratic president operated within the same fundamentally broken framework as his Republican successor.

Alberta then quotes Omar directly:

“We can’t be only upset with Trump. … His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was,” Omar says. “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 pushed back against Alberta’s reporting, sharing her dismay on Twitter.

“Exhibit A of how reporters distort words. I’m an Obama fan! I was saying how [President] Trump is different from Obama, and why we should focus on policy not politics,” Omar said in a now-deleted tweet.

She also posted audio of her interview, which completely backed up Alberta’s reporting.

“You know I will talk about the family separation or caging of kids and people will point out that this was Trump — I mean this was Obama. I mean I’ll say something about the droning of countries around the world and people will say that was Obama. And all of that is very true,” Omar said in her own audio recording.

“We can’t be only upset with Trump because he’s not a politician who sells us his policies in the most perfect way. His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was, and that’s not what we should be looking for anymore,” Omar went on to say. “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 so that we can understand the kind of negative impact, or positive impact they will have on us for generations to come.”

Alberta then took to his own Twitter account to respond to Omar.

“Exhibit A of how politicians use the media as a straw man to avoid owning what they said,” he tweeted. “Your tape…supports what I wrote 100%. So does my longer tape. It’s beyond dispute.”

“Next time, a phone call from your office before the Twitter ambush would be appreciated,” he added.

Alberta then retweeted Huffington Post reporter Travis Waldron, who said: “The weird thing about Omar taking issue with Politico’s accurate and contextual quoting of her is that an honest reading of what she said read not like a criticism of Obama necessarily but of the American presidency and the limited framework in which it exists & is evaluated.”

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  1. Heather Moore

    March 10, 2019 at 11:46 am

    She is self destructing. Best case study for NOT voting Democratic in 2020. AOC (aka. The Boss) is yet another case study for the lunacy.

  2. Mary Johnson

    March 10, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Agree with Heather Moore but her Omar saying it was took out of context is a lie but that is a Democrat for you.

  3. William

    March 10, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    I hope this asshole keeps being stupid. Great for the Republican Party in 2020.

    • Richard

      March 13, 2019 at 12:35 pm

      Omar and her stupid quotes are the gift that keeps on giving to the Republicans.

  4. Polly

    March 10, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    No qualms about lying

  5. N

    March 10, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Treason is a badge of honor for the Godless NAZI Commie liberal Racist Demoncrat Party and RINOs! The party of hate, hypocrisy, lies, deception, Fake News (Russian Collusion and Jussie M hoax) the list is endless! And the clueless minions that follow them!

  6. H

    March 10, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    She is a lying delusional muzee. It keeps getting better. What a criminal.

  7. Phyllis

    March 10, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Omar is a liar and should be imprisoned for treason along with her buddy, AOC! She is definitely anti-semitic and anti-American!

  8. Ginger

    March 10, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Omar’s credibility is shot! She has proven herself to be a
    -Hateful Anti-American Islamic Muslim.
    Don’t come to America and fight for Palestinians,
    Go back to Palestein and fight in your own country,
    She hates everything America Stands For!!!!!

  9. Henry Fechner

    March 11, 2019 at 12:37 am

    She’s as dumb as that stupid reporter that went to the border wall and said he didn’t see a bunch of illegals trying to cross. Walls work dumb ass.

  10. Ginny

    March 11, 2019 at 12:55 am

    This Islamic America Hating Muslim has a lot of nerve to come to this country spewing her hate for America and
    Worship for Palestein Isis Islamic Murderers. People from America took this Dirty Islamic Hate Filled Bitch out of a Tent and brought her to America for a better life and this is how she shows her appreciation to America!!!
    Americans brought a Radicalized Murderous Islamic Muslim to America, with her intentions of destroying Americans.

    The Communist Democrat Party has become
    The Hate America and Everything America Stands For Party.
    We cannot let this Hate filled, Racist Islamic Loving Party take any more control of American Politics or American Society.
    We will fight back and win against them At All Cost!!

    • E G MUSK

      March 11, 2019 at 5:03 am

      You got it Ginny. Nothing more to say.

    • Michael Jusko

      March 12, 2019 at 1:11 am

      Bam! You nailed it!

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