'I'm proud of you': What Barack Obama told Muslim Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib who drew fire for anti-Semitism and vowed to 'impeach the motherf***er' Trump (7 Pics)

A Democratic congresswoman who vowed in vulgar language to impeach President Donald Trump and later suggested pro-Israel Jewish members of Congress have dual loyalties got a thumbs-up this week from Barack Obama.
The former president 'met with us new members of Congress and we had a thoughtful discussion about serving our country,' Rep. Rashida Tlaib wrote Thursday on Instagram and Twitter.
'The best part was when he looked straight at me and said, "I'm proud of you".'
The posts included a photo of Tlaib and Obama grinning, with the former president's arm around her. Tlaib spokesman Denzel McCampbell told DailyMail.com that it was taken Monday night.
Obama tweeted about the event on Tuesday, writing that the new Democratic House freshmen are 'a young, diverse class, stocked with a bunch of my campaign and administration alums who’ve taken the torch. This group is going to be driving progress for a long time to come.'

Rep. Rashida Tlaib wrote that former President Barack Obama told her he was 'proud of you' this week at an event for Democratic congressional freshmen; Tlaib has been criticized for anti-Semitic remarks and for saying of President Donald Trump that 'we're going to impeach the motherf***er'
Obama posted his own remembrance of the same event, writing that Tlaib and other first-term Democrats have 'taken the torch' from him and will 'drive progress for a long time to come'
Tlaib is one of just three Muslim members of Congress.
She was photographed at an event in January posing with Abbas Hamideh, a Palestinian activist who has praised the Hamas and Hezbollah terror organizations, equated pro-Israel Jews to Nazis and claimed Israel has no right to exist.
'Yes, I am Muslim and Palestinian. Get over it,' Tlaib tweeted amid that controversy.
She also supports the 'Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions' (BDS) movement, which aims to economically isolate Israel.
According to The Times of Israel, however, her official website is built on Wix, an Israeli-owned platform.
Palestinian activist Abbas Hamideh published a photo of himself and Tlaib in January, along with a piece of art depicting her in Palestinian garb; Hamideh has praised Hamas and Hezbollah and compared pro-Israel Jews to Nazis

American Jewish leaders condemned her in January after she suggested that lawmakers who supported an anti-BDS measure held dual loyalties.
'They forgot what country they represent,' Tlaib tweeted at the time. 'This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality.'
Questioning the national loyalty of American Jews is an age-old anti-Semitic canard meant to attack their patriotism.
Tlaib has also been criticized for following an Instagram account called 'free.palestine.1948,' a name referring to the year of Israel's founding.



These anti-Semitic images were posted by an anti-Israel account that Tlaib follows on Instagram
That account routinely posts anti-Semitic memes that compare Jews to rats, call them a 'plague' and suggest moneyed Jews control the U.S. news media.
One image on the account directly compared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Adolf Hitler and suggested he was behind the 9/11 terror attacks.
When challenged about the account's content this year, its owner responded: 'Haha make me laugh f**k you and f**k israhell […] you wankers will never like the truth.'
Tlaib first burst onto Americans' radar just hours after she was sworn in as a Michigan congresswoman, when she was videotaped at a party saying that she had promised her young son that Democrats would remove President Donald Trump for power.
'We're going to impeach the motherf***er,' she said.


'I'm proud of you': What Barack Obama told Muslim Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib who drew fire for anti-Semitism and vowed to 'impeach the motherf***er' Trump (7 Pics) 'I'm proud of you': What Barack Obama told Muslim Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib who drew fire for anti-Semitism and vowed to 'impeach the motherf***er' Trump (7 Pics) Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 11:56 Rating: 5

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