President Trump has endorsed the Minneapolis businessman running as a conservative to unseat Rep. Ilhan Omar from her spot representing Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District.
“And I’m Endorsing you also Lacy, you truly deserve it,” Trump tweeted Monday morning. “You are doing a great job, and Omar is a disaster who wants much higher taxes, hates our Military & our Vets, demands Open Borders, and is fighting to take away our great 2nd Amendment.”
Lacy Johnson has been promoting himself as a commonsense conservative who will “fight against radical-leftist Ilhan Omar.”
“The media will not expose her, only we can show the people of our district the truth,” the Johnson campaign says in fundraisingmessages. “Radical left-wing policies will continue to fail major cities across America.”
The GOP also endorsed Johnson, whopromises to give“100% support of President’s Trump economic policies and record-breaking results that leave no community behind as the policies of previous administration.”
Trump has routinely criticized Omar and the three other members of “the Squad” of liberal congresswomen who have emerged as leading voices in the Democratic Party.
The president set off a firestorm last year when he told members of the Squad to “go back” to the countries they came from and suggested they do not appreciate traditional American values.
“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world,” Trumpsaid. “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done.”
Democrats have held Minnesota’s highly urban 5th Congressional District since 1963. Omar is up for reelection this fall when Trump will be on the Republican ticket for the general election.
Trump was the first Republican presidential candidate to flip Minnesota red since George W. Bush in 2004.