Ilhan Omar’s willingness to pop off about any subject on social media continues to land her in hot water.
This time Omar bit off way more than she could chew.
And Ilhan Omar picked a fight with one world leader that she instantly lived to regret.
Self-styled “coolest dictator”
El Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele describes himself, seemingly tongue in cheek, as the “world’s coolest dictator” after winning the 2019 election with 54 percent of the vote.
Bukele set out immediately to crack down on crime, building a super prison able to hold 40,000 prisoners.
Bukele oversaw reforms that saw his government gain the power to arrest hundreds of gang members at one time.
Tough on crime policies allowed Bukele to see a 70 percent drop in his country’s murder rate.
In a video that went viral on social media, Bukele warned that the opposition planned to try and free the thousands of gang members being held in prison and use them to wage a campaign of violence and oppression to remove him from power.
“The opposition will be able to achieve its true and only plan to free the gang members and use them to return to power,” Bukele declared.
Democrats aren’t just committed to emptying the prisons of violent criminals here in America.
They want to release felons from jail all over the world.
Omar responded to Bukele by falsely claiming that Bukele was trying to stack the deck in his favor in the election.
“The Salvadoran people deserve free and fair elections without fear of repression,” Omar posted on X.
Bukele snarked back that the only thing that would worry him was if he received Omar’s endorsement.
“We are HONORED to receive your attacks, just days before OUR election. I would be very worried if we had your support. Thank you,” Bukele clapped back.
Democrats hate Bukele for another reason.
If you tell the truth, it’s an honor to be attacked for it
Bukele opposes open borders and mass migration and wants to see an end to caravans traveling from Central America to the United States.
In a 2021 interview with Tucker Carlson, Bukele said fewer caravans went through El Salvador than neighboring countries of Honduras and Guatemala because he worked to improve economic conditions in his country.
Bukele explained illegal immigration is a bad deal for everyone, and the best solution is for everyone to remain in their home country.
“First, it is immoral — you need to provide for your people. But, you also have an economic issue. If you send hardworking people and talented people and people who want to risk it just to go to work, you want to keep them here because those will be the drivers of your economy. You don’t want them there so that they can send a remittance, which would be a small portion of what they would earn and produce; you want them to produce here,” Bukele stated.
“You are talking about problems that have been here in El Salvador and a lot of countries in Latin America for decades. This immigration thing is just feeding on dependency on immigration in the countries that drive it. So it is not good for the United States, and it is not good for El Salvador,” Bukele added.
No Wonder Omar is so desperate to see him defeated.
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