Sen. Graham: Trump Will Tolerate “Somali Refugees” So Long As They Support Him
Senator Lindsey Graham said Thursday that President Donald Trump doesn’t want to send back all Somali refugees — just those who disagree with his agenda.
Speaking in front of reporters, the South Carolina Republicans said "if you're a Somali refugee wearing a MAGA cap, [Trump] doesn't want to send you back ... what does that tell me? That it's about the criticism."
Graham’s remarks came as the president continues to face public backlash over his tweet saying four congresswomen of color — including Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), whose family came to the U.S. as refugees from Somalia — should return to their ancestral countries.
During Trump’s campaign rally in North Carolina Wednesday night, thousands in the crowd changed “Send her back!” as he blasted Omar on stage.