Trump Trolls Rashida Tlaib After She Cancels Israel Visit

President Trump took to Twitter to say who he thought was the “real winner” after Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib revealed she would no longer be visiting Israel.

Tlaib and fellow Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar initially announced they wanted to visit Israel so Tlaib could visit her mother in the West Bank. This request was rejected by the Israeli government as it claimed it did not want the lawmakers to visit, citing their anti-Israeli rhetoric. The Israeli government later reversed its decision on “humanitarian grounds” and said the lawmakers could visit the West Bank so Tlaib could visit her grandmother.

Despite the reversal, Tlaib said she would no longer be going to Israel as she saw the ban as “humiliating.”

“When I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions,” Tlaib tweeted. “I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my city to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies.”

“Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me,” the Michigan lawmaker continued. “It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice.”


“I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights,” Tlaib also tweeted, citing South African cleric Desmond Tutu.

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Omar was similarly vocal about the trip:

So, who did Trump think was the “real winner” of the situation?

Tlaib’s grandmother, Trump said in a tweet.

“Israel was very respectful & nice to Rep. Rashida Tlaib, allowing her permission to visit her ‘grandmother.’ As soon as she was granted permission, she grandstanded & loudly proclaimed she would not visit Israel. Could this possibly have been a setup?” Trump asked. “Israel acted appropriately!”

“Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup,” Trump continued. “The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!”

“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 added in another tweet.