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Ilhan Omar slams Trump & GOP for ‘actively spreading deadly’ Covid at ‘Rose Garden massacre’ where 9 were infected

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DEMOCRATIC Rep Ilhan Omar tore into Trump and the GOP on Twitter, slamming them for spreading coronavirus in a “Rose Garden massacre.”

The Minnesota Rep’s rant came the day after Trump was diagnosed, and hospitalized, with coronavirus.

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Rep Ilhan Omar tore into Trump and the GOP amid the president’s coronavirus diagnosis[/caption]

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President Trump was revealed to have coronavirus on Friday[/caption]

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Officials and White House staff attended an event at the White House Saturday where Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as the nominee for a vacant seat on the Supreme Court[/caption]

Following a possible “superspreader” event at the White House last Saturday, at least nine people in Trump’s inner circle have tested positive for COVID-19.

Among those to test positive are Republican Senators Mike Lee, of Utah, and Thom Tillis, of North Carolina.

“The GOP Senators who tested positive have all had contact with their staff and other Senators,” Omar tweeted.

“The Senate should quarantine, without hesitation.

“Democratic Senators shouldn’t be an accomplice to this dangerous reckless behavior. #RoseGardenMassacre,” Omar added.

At the September 26 White House event, Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as the nominee for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court.

Pictures from the events showed officials and White House staff packed together, and not social distancing.

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Omar slammed the White House event as the ‘Rose Garden massacre’[/caption]

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Trump is hospitalized with coronavirus at Walter Reed medical center[/caption]

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Trump is seen entering Marine One to depart for the hospital on Friday[/caption]

Many were seen not wearing masks.

Others in Trump’s circle to test positive following the event include First Lady Melania, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, former Trump aide Kellyanne Conway, former New Jersey Gov Chris Christie, and Notre Dame President John Jenkins.

A member of the White House press corps has also reportedly tested positive.

Omar’s slam at Trump and the GOP came the day after she shared a statement on Trump’s diagnosis, tearing into him for not wearing a mask.

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Trump gives a thumbs-up as he departs for Walter Reed[/caption]

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At least nine people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 following the event last Saturday[/caption]

“As someone who lost my own father to this virus and seen the pain it causes, I do not wish it on anyone,” Omar said.

She continued: “For months, we have been hoping for a simple acknowledgement from the President – to hear the words, ‘We will get through this together.’

“And now we only hear those words when it is about him – not the hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their lives, and the millions whose families have been touched by it because of his malfeasance,” she said.

Omar then slammed Trump for holding campaign events in Minnesota, “flouting the guidance of his own health agencies by failing to wear a mask.

“In doing so, he exposed hundreds in a state that is already suffering from an uptick in cases.”

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Omar alleged Trump ‘exposed hundreds’ of people by holding campaign events in Minnesota[/caption]

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Trump and First Lady Melania have both tested positive for COVID-19[/caption]

She slammed Republican members of Congress who traveled on Air Force One with Trump, and did not quarantine but went to work on Capitol Hill.

“The President of the United States and Republicans in Minnesota are actively spreading a deadly virus,” Omar said.

“They are a risk to the public health of my constituents and our country.”

As Trump was rushed to Walter Reed medical center on Friday night, it was revealed that he repeatedly asked his aids if he was going to die from coronavirus.

The White House chief of staff said Saturday that the president’s vitals are “very concerning and the next 48 hours is critical.”


In a tweet on Saturday afternoon, however, Trump said “I am feeling well!”

Trump was given an “antibody cocktail” before being hospitalized, and is now taking a course of the experimental drug Remdesivir, according to statements from his doctor.

The White House has said the president will remain in the hospital for the next “few days.”

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