President Trump has made a series of comments about freshman Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar this past week. The president’s racist tweets that four congresswomen of color “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”started the firestorm. He has suggested Omar supports al-Qaeda, questioned her American-ness and whether or not she takes the Sept. 11 attacks seriously. It spiraled from there. Those tweets were retweeted tens of thousands of times and defended by prominent conservatives. Omar is one of the youngest people in Congress and the only person ever who has worn a hijab in Congressional history. And since she stepped onto the national stage, she has found herself at the center of contentious idealogical battles — with conservatives and at times with members of her own party. So in this whirlwind of attacks, what’s real? What’s not? The Fact Checker looks at the latest slew of statements and what’s behind them.

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