Ilhan Omar Tells Donald Trump: 'You Can't #MuslimBan Us From Congress!'

Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota on Sunday told President Donald Trump he couldn't "#MuslimBan" people from Congress after the president retweeted a story claiming that Minnesota Democrats were taking steps to try to remove her from Congress.

"I am sorry Mr. @realDonaldTrump I am for real, you can't #MuslimBan us from Congress!" the Democratic first-term congresswoman tweeted, alongside a screenshot of Trump's retweet of the Star Political article initially posted by former Florida congressional candidate Chuck Callesto.

I am sorry Mr. @realDonaldTrump 🎶

I am for real, you can’t #MuslimBan us from Congress!

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 17, 2019

For most of Sunday, Trump busily tweeted attacks at his critics and retweeted far-right commentary, including a post by one of his loyal supporters condemning Meghan McCain for insisting that her father, the late Senator John McCain, was more loved than the president.

"Meghan McCain took a swipe at Trump suggesting "no one will ever love you like they loved my father" WRONG Meghan!" conservative commentator Lori Hendry tweeted before Trump retweeted the post. "Millions of Americans truly LOVE President Trump, not McCain. I'm one! We hated McCain for his ties to the Russian dossier & his vote against repealing Obamacare."

The story that Trump retweeted about Omar focused on the latest developments surrounding the Minnesota lawmaker after she was accused of spreading anti-Semitic stereotypes. Last month, Omar apologized for posting tweets that suggested that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) bought influence over U.S. politicians after Democratic leaders condemned her statements as "deeply offensive."

Despite the apology, Trump condemned Omar and called on her to resign. "Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, and I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee," he said, adding that the comments were "deep-seated in her heart."

The controversy has led some Minnesota Democratic party leaders last week to hold talks about finding a candidate to take on Omar in next year's primary election. However, no one has reportedly stepped forward to run against the congresswoman.

"There's definitely some buzz going around about it, but it's more a buzz of is anyone talking about finding someone to run against her than it is anyone saying they're going to run against her or contemplate it. There's definitely talk about people wanting someone to run against her," Minnesota state Senator Ron Latz said.