Omar Claims Trump Will Kill Iranians to Make Money
Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar called on President Donald Trump to do away with some of his varied business interests in the face of threats from Iran.
The Muslim congresswoman made her demands on the basis of what she believed to be his business interests driving his military decisions:
“Trump needs to immediately divest from his businesses and comply with the emoluments clause. Iran could threaten Trump hotels *worldwide* and he could provoke war over the loss of revenue from skittish guests. His business interests should not be driving military decisions,” Omar said on Monday
The Somali-American lawmaker has made no secret of her disdain for the president's decisions while in office, including his retaliation against Iran’s attack on the United States Embassy.
Omar called out the president for what she identified as the threat of "war crimes" after his announcement of intent to retaliate against Iran, should the follow through on their threats.
The congresswoman also made known her work to stop Trom from taking further military action:
“I am introducing a War Powers Resolution in the House with @BLeeforCongress to prevent an illegal war with Iran,” Omar announced on Sunday. “We must not allow this President to send our men and women into harm’s way without Congressional authority.”