President Trump on Friday backpedaled his previous criticism of rallygoers who chanted "send her back" about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), saying they were "incredible patriots." One day prior, Trump said he "was not happy" about the chants, and falsely claimed he "started speaking very quickly" to shut down the chants. Asked on Friday about his unhappiness with the chants, Trump said "No, you know what I'm unhappy with — the fact that a congresswoman can hate our country." The rally chants echoed Trump's weekend tweets directed at Omar and three other Democratic congresswomen, telling them to "go back" to the countries they came from. Trump says Omar is "lucky to be where she is."
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