According to the White House press pool report, President Donald Trump said he was “not happy” with the “send her back!” chant at last night’s rally that was directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar:
Trump disavows “send her back” chant at his rally last night: "I was not happy with it. I disagree with it."
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) July 18, 2019
President Trump also said he attempted to stop the chant by “speaking very quickly”:
Via pool, Trump asked why he didn’t stop the “send her back” chants, claims he did, even though they continued and he let it breathe: “I think I did – I started speaking very quickly.”
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 18, 2019
JUST IN: "I was not happy with it. I disagree with it," Pres. Trump says of “send her back” chant from crowd at his campaign rally last night.
He asserts he tried to stop the chant by "very quickly" speaking again as the chant broke out, despite a long pause during the chant. pic.twitter.com/TZ3Ak4FkKy
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) July 18, 2019
If we had to guess, if this chant started at the next rally, the crowd will chant something like “vote her out!” instead:
Will be interesting to see what happens at the next rally….. https://t.co/bWWt4dn1mP
— John Santucci (@Santucci) July 18, 2019
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