Donald Trump increased his incendiary racist comments against four congresswomen accusing one of marrying her British “brother”.
The President fuelled further division among the American people at his latest re-election rally where he described the quartet - known as ‘the squad’ as a “force of evil”.
The continued attack saw leading British politicians join anti-racist campaigners Hope Not Hate to condemn Donald Trump’s racially charged attacks.
London Mayor Sadıq Khan, dozens of MPs, trade union chiefs and activists have sent a message of support to Democrats Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley after the US President’s racist tweets at the weekend.
Omar responded to Trump’s attack on Twitter with a poem by Maya Angelou: “You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise.”
She later added on Twitter: “I am where I belong, at the people’s house, and you’re just gonna have to deal.”
A Somali blog first accused her of marrying her brother and of being a bigamist three years ago.
Omar has said she had married her current partner, Ahmed Hirsi, in the eyes of her Muslim faith in 2002 but never legally married him. Their partnership ended in 2008.
She then legally married British Somali migrant Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009, but that union ended in 2011.
Omar has furiously dismissed claims she married her brother as “baseless, absurd rumours” and accused journalists of Islamophobia.