It didn’t go well.
Kayleigh McEnany, press secretary for Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, defended the president’s repeated call for “the squad” of four Democratic lawmakers he doesn’t like ― all women of color ― to leave the country.
“If you hate this country so much, by all means, exit,” McEnany said of one of them ― Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) ― before she was cut off by former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D).
Omar “doesn’t hate it, she serves this country,” Granholm said.
McEnany continued: “By all means, leave it and allow an immigrant who’s dying to be here.”
Granholm then provided McEnany with a reminder about one of the most fundamental rights of every American:
She loves this country. All of those women love this country. They are serving this country. They were elected to serve America. They are American citizens. How dare you ― how dare you! ― tell an American citizen they must go away? This, to me, is such an un-American argument, to say that you cannot criticize your nation. What is the First Amendment about?
See the full exchange below: