Ilhan Omar Praises President Trump’s ‘Incredible’ Response To Coronavirus

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On Wednesday, far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who endorsed Bernie Sanders and is usually irrationally hostile toward the Trump administration, praised President Donald Trump on Twitter for his leadership in dealing with the Chinese virus, also known as the coronavirus.

Ilhan Omar commended President Trump in a response to the Intercept reporter Lee Fang, who tweeted: “Trump suspending mortgage foreclosures, demanding cash payments to Americans, now invoking the Defense Production Act to force private firms to produce needed supplies is incredible. Kind of a shell shock for anyone who reported on any economic policies in the Obama years.”

Omar responded, “Politics aside, this is incredible and the right response in this critical time.”

Omar continued: “@AyannaPressley always says, unprecedented times require unprecedented leadership and we are seeing that in our country right now. I have faith that we will survive this as a nation and build together… Finally, we should never let politics get in the way of good policy. This is a great start and hope others will be part of a united front to push for good policies that will help us work through the economic anxiety the country is feeling right now.”

Omar’s comments follow the belief of most Americans, who now approve of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus. According to a Harris poll released Thursday, 56 percent of Americans approve of the way the president has handled the pandemic, an increase of 5 percent from the previous poll.