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‘You truly deserve it’: Trump endorses Ilhan Omar’s GOP challenger

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President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed Lacy Johnson, a GOP congressional candidate running to unseat Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.

“And I’m Endorsing you also Lacy, you truly deserve it. 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,” Trump tweeted on Monday

“Good luck Lacy!” the president added. The tweet was in response to a recent ad by the congressional candidate.

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Johnson said Saturday: “I’m running against Ilhan Omar. I’m humbled the GOP endorsed me by receiving 90% of the vote. I will win the primary and look forward to defeating Ilhan in Nov. 2020.”

Johnson is one of several Republicans in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District vying to take on Omar. The first-term lawmaker has rocketed to the national scene as a member of the so-called “squad” and over her sharp criticisms of Trump and ongoing accusations that she married her brother to circumvent immigration laws.

A successful African-American businessman who has lived in North Minneapolis for more than four decades, Johnson believes he can unseat Omar — despite the district’s deep blue lean. The lifelong Minnesota resident is relying on his deep ties to the district, fiscal conservatism, and closing the achievement gap for students of color, according to the Star Tribune.

“We all know if you put an ‘R’ in front of anyone’s name in this district, it’s tough,” he recently said about the uphill climb for this election. “I could be running against Popeye and if Popeye had a ‘D’ behind his name, I’m in trouble.”

But first Johnson must win in the election’s crowded GOP primary, which includes former White House correspondent Dalia Al-Aqidi and other candidates.

Trump’s endorsement of Johnson will likely give him strong momentum as he heads into the congressional primary elections, which will take place on August 11. The winner will then take on Omar in the general election on November 3.

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Written by Jason Hopkins on May 4, 2020

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    JoeyP May 4, 2020

    Sounds like an EXCELLENT endorsement! . . . And may Ilhan Omar be sent to FEDERAL Prison for her MANY crimes and is DEPORTED permanently. team Trump and his allies 2020.

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    DENNIS BURKE May 4, 2020

    GO Lacy and send Omar packing!! She ‘s a danger and a treat to out nation and does not belong in Congress at all!!!

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    Anonymous May 4, 2020

    The best of luck Sir, and I hope you win and unseat Omar! She is dangerous and does not belong in Congress at all!!

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    Vincent Angelico May 4, 2020

    Johnson is the man for the job !!!

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    William Lee Kohler May 4, 2020

    No matter how it’s done omar needs to be GONE permanently! Off with her head.

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    Nr May 4, 2020

    The libs just want to keep you home by offering you more money ($2000 a month)so that the economy could go down a very deep shit hole! And create a great depression the likes you never seen. Don’t be fooled! You can’t trust these evil liberal Commie Demoncrats!

    Bella Pelosi, better known as Dracula. Sneaked in a 1 billion Dollar funding for Plan Parenthood (The abortion factory) and other things that have nothing to do with the Coronavirus bill. Evil and Devious indeed! Never let a crisis go to waste is one of the Demoncrat 10 Satanic Commandments.

    Wuhan Virus Bioweapon AKA: China Virus, Coronavirus weaponized by China and their Globalist treasonous Godless demoncratic Commie party and cohorts Soros the MSM fake media, academia, Hollywood, Millennials.RINOs..to crash the greatest US economy ever! And to take down the greatest president ever, President Trump!! Keep up the great work President Trump! 2020 and beyond! From the Patriots of a Commie free America!

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    Carol W May 5, 2020

    Sir I really hope you win it would be so nice and different to have a honest upstanding individual in Congress. Someone that believes in the United States of America
    THANK YOU for running Lacy johnson.

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