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‘Send Her Back’: The Bigoted Rallying Cry of Trump 2020

The president’s supporters at a North Carolina rally showed contempt for naturalized citizens and the Constitution.
Source: Jonathan Drake / Reuters

On Wednesday night in North Carolina, Donald Trump agitated rally-goers with inflammatory rhetoric about Representative Ilhan Omar, a naturalized American born in Somalia, until his supporters began chanting “send her back”––as if a legal

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