Poor ol’ Granny is hot and bothered…
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) grandma struck back this week at President Trump to call her the “true winner” after Tlaib decided not to visit her in Israel.
“Trump tells me I should be happy Rashida is not coming,” Muftia Tlaib said. “May God ruin him.”
President Trump tweeted on Friday about Tlaib’s request to ask Israeli officials to allow her on a humanitarian trip to see her 99-year-old grandma.
Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2019
“Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup,” he wrote, adding, “The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!”
On Thursday, Breitbart News reported that the Israeli government decided not to allow Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to enter the country.
Following the verdict, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is open to criticism, but the legislation prohibits them from enabling anyone to boycott them.
The text read the following:
Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar are leading activists in promoting the legislation of boycotts against Israel in the American Congress. Only a few days ago, we received their itinerary for their visit in Israel, which revealed that they planned a visit whose sole objective is to strengthen the boycott against us and deny Israel’s legitimacy. For instance: they listed the destination of their trip as Palestine and not Israel, and unlike all Democratic and Republican members of Congress who have visited Israel, they did not request to meet any Israeli officials, either from the government or the opposition.
The Prime Minister also observed that the organisation that funded Tlaib and Omar’s journey to Israel was Miftah, a group recognized as “an avid supporter of BDS [Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement], and among whose members are those who have expressed support for terrorism against Israel.”
Tlaib tweeted about her choice not to go to Israel on Twitter, citing the “racism” and “oppression” of the country as the primary factors she chose to abandon her journey:
Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice. https://t.co/z5t5j3qk4H
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 16, 2019
“When I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions,” she wrote. “I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my sity to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies.”