Trump campaigned on hate in Minnesota. Somalis helped vote him out
Trump campaigned on hate in Minnesota. Somalis helped vote him out

Donald Trump was determined to win Minnesota, a state he’d narrowly lost to Hillary Clinton in 2016.His plan was simple: visit the state multiple times and make xenophobic remarks about Ilhan Omar, who came to the US as a refugee from Somalia and who is only one of two Muslim women in the US House of Representatives.”She hates our country,” he would say repeatedly at his campaign rallies (not just in Minnesota), a not-so-subtle jab at her national origin, and an attempt to fuel a perception of her otherness.This was combined with months of TV campaign advertisements featuring images of Omar an…

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