Ilhan Omar

Trump retweets prominent U.K. Islamophobe, "send her back" supporter

President Trump retweeted a controversial British columnist Katie Hopkins on Saturday as she promoted the "send her back" chants that erupted during his Wednesday evening rally in North Carolina.

Israel to allow Reps. Omar and Tlaib to enter the country

Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. Photo: Getty Images

Israel will allow Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) to enter the country on an upcoming trip, regardless of their support for the BDS movement, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer said in a statement.

Why it matters: Omar and Tlaib were two of the targets of recent racist public attacks from President Trump. Last weekend, he called for them to "go back" to the countries they came from — despite the fact that Omar is a naturalized U.S. citizen and Tlaib was born in the U.S. Trump included in his attacks against the congresswomen accusations that they were anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.