Nayyib Bukele, the president of El Salvador, just destroyed Ilhan Omar, a congresswoman from the far left.
Omar wrote on the X platform that she had written a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken about her worries about what she saw as attacks on democracy in El Salvador.
“The State Dept must review its relationship with El Salvador and defend democratic values,” Omar said. “The Salvadoran people deserve free and fair elections without fear of repression.”
Bukele told Omar that he was “honored” to be attacked by someone with such a bad reputation.
“We are HONORED to receive your attacks, just days before OUR election,” he said. If we had your help, I would be very worried. Many thanks”
X’s Community Notes tool not only put Omar down by calling him names, but it also cleared things up.
“El Salvador’s democratically elected president Nayib Bukele won the 2019 election with a 54% majority,” the community note stated. “Under his leadership El Salvdor’s murder rate has fallen 93% and he currently has a 91% approval rating amongst El Salvadorian citizens.”
Even though Bukele was very popular and had a lot of success in making one of the most dangerous countries in Latin America one of the safest, Omar and her Democratic partners were brave enough to criticize his effective but firm leadership style.
In their letter, they said:
“During his first term, President Bukele has also seen the legislature being harassed by the military, the freedom of the courts being seriously weakened, and everyday life becoming illegal.”
“That is not the job of the US government to decide who can run for President in another country or to choose the winners. Some of the State Department’s public statements about the elections have been too positive about President Bukele’s bid for re-election and his leadership. This worries us.”
Omar knows all too well how to get involved in other countries’ business.
This week, the Minnesota Congresswoman swore her allegiance to Somalia, the country she left as a refugee when she was a teenager. In doing so, she managed to stir up racial tensions in her home country:
“We killed each other because of disagreements, but in reality, we are a well-organized society of brothers and sisters, people of the same blood, and people who know they are Somalians first and Muslims second. They look out for each other and help other Muslims too.”
“Over 45% of the people living in Somalia are not even ethnic Somalis, so the country is only for Somalis. Somalia is one country. We all live together as family. Our land can’t be split up. The Somali area state belongs to Somalia, but Ethiopia and Kenya have taken it and are still living there. We will free the controlled areas that were taken from Somalia.”
Someone from the autonomous region of Somaliland strongly condemned what Omar said, saying she was “profoundly surprised and shocked” by what she said and that she was using “ethno-racist rhetoric” and showing a “significant lack of understanding of basic facts.”
Author: Scott Dowdy