Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s grandma: 'May God ruin Trump'

August 18, 2019 - 1:20 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – The grandmother of Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has joined the dispute between the Michigan Democrat and President Trump.

Speaking at her home in the village of Beit Ur Al-Fauqa, 90-year-old Muftia Tlaib told Reuters: "Trump tells me I should be happy Rashida is not coming?... May God ruin him."

The comments were in reponse to a tweet by Trump Friday night.

“Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!” Trump tweeted.

Trump's tweet came after Tlaib had turned down Israel's offer to enable her to visit her grandmother in the West Bank.

She had initially accepted after she wrote a letter asking for permission, but she then balked at the condition that she not talk about politics during her visit.

Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, has been outspoken about pressuring Israel to negotiate an independent Palestinian state.

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