My father and over 300,000 people have lost their lives because of dangerous criminal neglect by Trump and his administration. My father should be here today. So many of our family members should be here today and they're not here with us because we have leaders who didn't care about their lives. — Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)
My father and over 300,000 people have lost their lives because of dangerous criminal neglect by Trump and his administration. My father should be here today. So many of our family members should be here today and they're not here with us because we have leaders who didn't care about their lives. — Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)
Ilhan Omar blames Trump's 'criminal neglect' for her father's COVID-19 death during interview with MSNBC
  • Ilhan Omar has blamed Donald Trump's "criminal neglect" for her father's death from COVID-19 during an interview on MSNBC. She said: "My father should be here today. So many of our family members should be here today and they're not here with us because we have leaders who didn't care about their lives."
  • On June 16, the Congresswoman announced that her father had died of complications from COVID-19, aged 67, the day before.
  • Omar and her father came to the US in 1995 as refugees from Somalia during the country's civil war and eventually settled in Minneapolis which she has represented since 2019.
... The Congresswoman said: "My father and over 300,000 people have lost their lives because of dangerous criminal neglect by Trump and his administration. My father should be here today. So many of our family members should be here today and they're not here with us because we have leaders who didn't care about their lives.

"The President to this day has not shown an ounce of compassion to the people who have passed away. He has still not acknowledged the devastating loss, so many of us are feeling,"
Omar continued.