Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wiped out a tweet from President Trump on Friday, claiming she was envious of the media attention of "Squad" members Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar on their recent controversy with Israel.
"I like it or not, Tlaib and Omar are fast becoming the face of the Democratic Party," wrote the president. Cortez (AOC) is angry and not pleased about it!
But the New York Democrat did not seem to buy it, just adding a laughing emoji to a retweet of Trump's tweet.
Trump's comment came on Friday in the midst of a series of tweets in response to Tlaib's announcement that she was not would travel to Israel to visit her grandmother even though she was given permission to enter the country from Israeli officials.
"Israel was very respectful and kind to Rep. Rashida Tlaib and allowed her to attend her & # 39; grandmother & # 39; Trump wrote, "As soon as she was granted permission, she got up and loudly announced that she would not visit Israel. Could this possibly be a setup? Israel acted appropriately! "
Israeli officials initially refused to enter Tlaib and Omar and pointed to the two itineraries stating that they wanted to visit" Palestine "rather than" Israel. "
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considered the formulated evidence that the two US Congress women intended to use their journey to promote a boycott of the Jewish state.
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When Tlaib first changed She pledged to visit her grandmother, promising to "not boycott Israel." Later, she tweeted that visiting her grandmother would violate her beliefs under these circumstances.
This led to criticism from Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, who said that Tlaib apparently hated Israel more than she loved her grandmother.
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