Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez brushes off Trump tweet claiming she is ‘fuming’ over Tlaib, Omar attention Trump finds consistent foil in ‘Squad’ The Hill’s Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-‘squad’ controversy MORE (D-N.Y.) dismissed a tweet from President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren unveils Native American policy plan Live-action ‘Mulan’ star spurs calls for boycott with support of Hong Kong police Don’t let other countries unfairly tax America’s most innovative companies MORE that claimed she is “fuming” over recent attention to Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTlaib says she won’t visit Israel after being treated like ‘a criminal’ The Hill’s Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-‘squad’ controversy Israel approves Tlaib request to visit grandmother in West Bank MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTlaib says she won’t visit Israel after being treated like ‘a criminal’ The Hill’s Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-‘squad’ controversy Israel approves Tlaib request to visit grandmother in West Bank MORE (D-Mich.), two of her close allies in the House.
“Like it or not, Tlaib and Omar are fast becoming the face of the Democrat Party. Cortez (AOC) is fuming, not happy about this!” Trump tweeted earlier Friday.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to the message with a laughing emoji.
Omar and Tlaib have been at the center of the international spotlight since Israel announced Thursday it would deny them entry for an upcoming trip there.
Trump said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE should block Tlaib and Omar, both Muslim women who’ve been critical of Israel, from a planned visit this weekend. Israel then did so, despite vows by officials last month to welcome any members of Congress to the country.
Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and Tlaib, along with Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleySen. Susan Collins: Israel should allow Omar, Tlaib to visit Ocasio-Cortez: Netanyahu sending message ‘only some Americans are welcome to Israel’ Pelosi: Israel’s Omar-Tlaib decision ‘a sign of weakness’ MORE (D-Mass.), make up a group of progressive, freshmen congresswomen known collectively as “The Squad.” The four have carved an outsized presence on Capitol Hill since their inauguration in January, decrying Trump forcefully and publicly.
The group, all racial minorities, has sought to push their party further to the left. Trump, meanwhile, has sought to cast the group as the driving force behind the Democrats’ policy agenda in hopes of bolstering his conservative base.