Ilhan Omar – Getting Down to Business with the Congressional Freshman Class | The Daily Show

Ilhan Omar – Getting Down to Business with the Congressional Freshman Class | The Daily Show

Welcome back to the show. Oh, thank you so much
for having me back. It’s, uh, been a long time
since you were last here, and you have done a lot
since then. -Congratulations…
-Thank you. …at, uh, making your way
into Congress. -That is exciting.
-It’s been a long journey. It has been a long journey, and it has been
a fruitful journey, as well. Um, people love throwing
“the first” at you. Do-do you ever get tired of having to be the first
of everything? We could go, “first refugee,
first Somali woman, first woman of color
to represent Minnesota.” It’s just like, “First, first,
first, first, first, first.” Sometimes people
just add extra “firsts” that are not real to just… -It becomes a thing. Yeah, yeah.
-“First woman named ‘Ilhan’ -to be in Cong…” Yes, yes.
-Right. Um, but-but
you are a trailblazer. I mean, just the hijab alone
is something that fundamentally changed
what Congress was. There was a ban
on the hijab for, I think it was over 100 years,
apparently? 187 years. I-I… And that-that changed
because of you. -Yeah. -Was there…
was there, like, backlash? Does anyone, like, look at you
and go…? Does anyone say anything
about that, or was everyone like,
“Yeah, yeah, this makes sense”? I mean, so, it’s interesting,
’cause there was a-a ban -on hats and headwear.
-Oh. And what people didn’t realize
is that it… it made it unconstitutional
to apply it to me, because we are supposed
to have religious liberty -in this country.
-Right. And so, um, it would have applied a-a religious test, and, so, lifting it is just upholding
our constitution. And people are like, “Oh, they did her a favor,
and all of these people -are changing things for her.”
-Right, right, right. And it’s, like, no, we’re just
following the constitution. It does… it does feel like… (applause and cheering) It does… It does feel like
there is a certain tension around the freshman group
of congress people who have come in, you know,
after these midterms. You know, you feel a lot
of the old guard, especially on the right,
terrified of the group. You know, it’s yourself,
it’s Ocasio-Cortez, it’s Rashida Tlaib.
Like, you have these people where everyone’s
just going like, “They’re troublemakers,
they’re here to cause chaos.” -Yeah.
-Are you there to cause chaos? I mean, they could hear us
coming from afar, and I… -(applause and cheering) -And
I… and I really believe it. You know, I mean, all of us
were ready and are still ready
to throw down on behalf
of the American people. We’re ready to throw down
and make sure that we’re taking care of
health care once and for all… -Right.
-…and that we’re making sure to get rid of, uh,
for-profit prisons, and that we’re, um, going
to cancel out student debt -and free young people from…
-(applause and cheering) …right, like, the shackles
of debt. -Wow.
-And so… Trump and, um,
and the Republicans could see us coming, and so
they shut down the government, and they ended up being
this really interestingly bizarrely scripted scene
from, like, the House of Cards. -Yes. -Um, except
he wasn’t as entertaining or as strategic
as Frank Underwood. And-and so we… we’re here,
like, excited to get sworn in into this historic– right?–
historic Congress, and we came into
another bizarre history, -Right. -because
the shutdown we walked into was the first shutdown,
not only, like, the longest, but the first shutdown
that was orchestrated -by a president of this country.
-Oh, that’s interesting. Right. And, you know, you and I
come from foreign countries, -Yes. -and so in many
of the foreign countries around the world, if
a president or a prime minister was to shut down government, there would probably be
a vote of no confidence. -Mm-hmm. -He would
no longer be president. That’s interesting. -(cheering, applause)
-Right? And we’re…
and we’re sitting here, and we’re not
holding him accountable for shutting down the government
for 35 days and getting nothing -out of it.
-It does… it does seem like Trump operates, um, under,
you know, a set of rules that no one else does,
and-and that’s… -He’s delusional. That’s why.
-(laughter) And you haven’t been afraid
to call him out on that. But let’s talk
about some of those policies -that you spoke about.
-Mm-hmm. One of the biggest criticisms
that, you know, you always hear
leveled against you, and the group of freshmen
who have come in, generally, is that people go:
“Oh, these are lofty ambitions “that can’t be achieved. “America doesn’t have the money
to cancel student debt. “America doesn’t have the money
for Medicare for all. American just
doesn’t have the money.” How would you propose
getting the money to pay for these
amazing programs? America has money. Money isn’t… We don’t have
a problem of scarcity, really. What we have is a problem
of moral courage. Right? -Our budgets really are
supposed to be… -(applause) our budgets are supposed to be,
uh, an example of… -of our moral values.
-Right. And so, you know, this is why
I got on the Budget Committee, ’cause I’m excited to make sure
that we have a budget -that’s reflective of our
values. -(cheering, applause) And so what we need to do
is we need to make sure that we are prioritizing
and funding policies that create positive impact
in people’s day-to-day lives. -Mm-hmm.
-We have been… prioritizing
in enriching the wealthy. We have given in to, um… caving in– right?– like, to
the powers of special interests, -Right.
-and so we need to make sure that we’re holding
special interests accountable, that we’re getting money
out of politics, that we are, uh, taxing…
the uber rich. -Right.
-Um, that the one percent gets to pay their fair share. -Right.
-Um, so this is… this is why we’re proposing
a marginal tax rate. We want to make sure
that the American people recognize government as one that works for them and works on behalf
of their interests. If you… (cheers and applause) If you’ve been following
the shutdown, for most people, the story
has been that, um, Democrats and Republicans
are now working on a plan to fund border security. And, you know, you listen
to Nancy Pelosi speak, and it seems like
the biggest sticking point is really the wall,
but a lot of people agree on the basic fundamentals
of giving more money to the border, to, you know, for border security
and improving that. But yourself and a few
of your freshmen colleagues have come out, and you wrote
a letter saying no, -we should cut funding
to these programs. -Mm-hmm. That’s a really controversial
stance to take. Why? I mean, because what
we have been doing is that we’ve just had
slush funds to fund private
detention centers for young kids who are being
put in cages. That is, that is not in line
with our values. We want to make sure that every
single dollar that we have, um, is used to actually care, and provide something that is
in line with our values. We have– You know, Minnesota,
like, that’s where I come from– -It’s negative 60 degrees
yesterday. -Mm-hmm. We have a homeless crisis. We have people who are freezing And what we can do
with the money that we have is make sure that we’re
investing $20 billion in providing homes
to our homeless folks. That would get rid of
homelessness in this country. (applause) What we can do
is that we can stop the constant increase
of our defense budget. Since 9/11,
it increased nearly 50%. We have not had that high
of an increase in education funding;
we haven’t had that kind of increase
in health care funding, right? We don’t invest in the things
that actually, positively impact people. But we are willing
to invest in things that give contracts to, uh, companies and corporations
that benefit from our struggles
and our pains. And that’s not gonna happen
under our watch. Let me ask you this. You, um…
-(cheers and applause) You’re someone who has been
very outspoken. You know, you’ve always spoken
your mind, you’ve always spoken directly
to people, voters, your colleagues, etcetera. And recently, you’ve come
under fire for a few of your previous comments. -Um… Yeah.
-Recently. (laughs) -But, I mean, well, most
recently. -It’s constant. -You know, there was a,
-It’s constant. there was a tweet that you had
a while ago, criticizing Israel
and what, you know, how they’re handling the crisis
in Palestine and in Gaza. And you said, you know, Israel is hypnotizing the world
with what they’re doing. You apologized after that for–
And what you said was really interesting to me
in the apology. You said,
I apologize for focusing on the semantic argument -and clarifying my comments.
-Mm-hmm. And– but I-I apologize for not making people understand
that I was completely not trying to be anti-Semitic,
and not standing up -and fighting against
that anti-Semitism. -Right. Because, I mean, you know,
people who may not know, but the-the idea of Jewish people
hypnotizing anyone is part of the stigma -that led to many of them,
you know… -Yeah. The Holocaust and many
of the hate crimes against them. You apologized for that, -but you’ve still stood fast
-But… with your criticism of Israel. You-you still criticize people
that you don’t agree with. How do you find that balance
between criticizing people and then also not looking
like you are condemning mass groups of people
as opposed to governments? Yeah. I was gonna say
with-with that tweet, what I finally realized is, um, the realization that I hope
that people, um, come to when we’re having a conversation
about white privilege. -Right.
-You know, people would be like, “I grew up
in a poor neighborhood. -“I can’t be privileged.
-Right. “Can you stop saying that? -I haven’t benefitted
from my whiteness.” -Uh-huh. Um, and it’s like, no, we’re
talking about systematic, right? -Right, right, right.
-Um, and, so, for me, that happened for me. I was like,
“Do not call me that. -That’s not what I was doing.”
-Right. And it was like, oh, I… I see what you’re saying now. And so I… You…
I had to take a deep breath and understand
where people were coming from and what point
they were trying to make. -Interesting. -Um, which is what
I expect people to do when I’m talking to them, right, about things that impact me
or offend me. And what is important
in-in this conversation is that we separate the-the land, the people
and administrations. When I talk about… what we are doing wrong
in this country, it’s not because
I hate this country. It’s not because
I don’t see myself as American. It’s because I love this country
and because I am American and because
I want it to do better. And so when I talk about places
like Saudi Arabia or, you know, um, Israel or even now with Venezuela, I’m not criticizing the people. I’m not criticizing their faith. I’m not criticizing,
um, their way of life. What I am criticizing is
what’s happening at the moment, and I want for there to be
accountability so that the government,
that administration, that regime can do better. Because I believe
that we all deserve better -and the human collective
-Mm-hmm. requires us to speak up
when we see something wrong. (cheering and applause) Thank you so much
for coming back on. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar,

Comments (100)

  1. He is one of America's problems along with her

  2. I would love to see her go against Candace Owens…my money is on Owens tho, she’s gonna shred Omar

  3. There is no difference between these politicians, they speak the same language but in different fashions, but they all have the same intentions…

  4. This is less an interview and more Trevor Noah sucking her dick ad nausem

  5. Trevor defending the antisemite. What a shocker…… not.

  6. What a disgusting women….

  7. OMAR is a confirmed criminal & should be indicted, tried & found guilty for. espionage, sedition & treason. OMAR believes law DOES NOT apply to her. ISLAM was banned in 1952 c.e.
    ISLAM is NOT a religion-it's a political movement posing as a religion.
    OMAR uses every opportunity to spew hate & to tear this Judeo-Christian nation down.
    OMAR will soon be given a reality check, as the wheels of justice CRUSH HER.

    The talking head is just another fool, idiot, person who is enamored by this $atanist.

  8. She is way too intelligent for the USA…

  9. Future prez of USA? But plz bb come back to Afrika ok…

  10. The first and the last…bye bye Omar the racist jew hater

  11. Damn she's beautiful man, and there's no make up? She's like super perfect

  12. Reading some of the comments got me thinking "Damn she has hit some truths since they attack her in person rather that the things she has on her agenda

  13. Trevor Noah is a liar
    The only thing he can do is handling his president as a child
    But Trump has a better carreer then he has
    And please don't believe ilhan she is brainwashed by Islam
    Just look at history
    And look at who is right
    In the Israel – palestine conflict.

  14. I sometimes wonder if her clitoris is still intact..

  15. I can understand that her economic policies stem out of ignorance but I'm almost certain that her hatred for Israel is based on anti-semitic tendencies. I'm familiar enough with the culture of religious Somali Muslims and unfortunately, there's a general hatred of Israel that's purely religious and ethnic. Omar's comments sounded like anti-semitism disguised as a simple criticism of the State of Israel. I would have given her the benefit of a doubt but her one-sidedness in being critical of Israel and refusing to acknowledge the terrorism of the Palestinian leadership leads me to believe that she doesn't wish anything good for Israel

  16. Didnt obama shut down the government? Didnt obama put the muslum countries on the watch list to be banned? I hear this lady and her peers talking more about race then anyone else in office. Calling on the fbi to target white men knowing damn well we dont dont commit the majority of violance even though we are the majority. When 13% of the popluation commits over 50% of the murders, but you turn a blind eye.

    Complaining about the money spend on the military industrial complex and saying we dont spend enough on people. Shes a liar and delibrily missleading people. She knows damn well we spend 2/3 of our entire budget on entitalment programs. These people want to get rid of our military and leave us vulnerable. Its the same reason she condemns Israel. Our influence there is the only thing keeping us at peace. Im so sick of hearing about whitness and diversity. These people are going to push white people to the point that we put our foot down. I just hope it happens before they get their way and make us the minority. Every other race on earth has the right to be proud of their race and preserve the culture, except us. If it takes a civil war, so be it.

  17. Does she have a sincere and authentic allegiance to the United States of America?

  18. Why stop at "student" debt?

  19. If she is looking for "how" she can consult with Andrew Yang 👍 #YangGang

  20. Her criticism of of Isreal was of their Government not the ppl, and she was right.

  21. It's been a lying Journey

  22. Trump shut down the government because of your lack of governing. You are destroying the government our forefathers designed.

  23. The squad just existing has the right so butthurt lol

  24. Imagine if Minnesota still had Al and Jesse?lol

  25. i dont belive a word

  26. She is so Amazing and Delightful!

  27. Shame on you Noah for having this racist, Jew hating terrorist on your show. Traitor.

  28. It is in this Old First Nation's opinion we really do need another Civil War …. It is time to shoot every single Democrat and Liberal and Progressive and Socialist in the face …. Then we can bury them in the sewers where they belong ……. ( I love my freedom of speech and my opinion )

  29. She is a monster! She hate America and Jewish.

  30. Let's hear it for you today, Ilhan, Holy Quran, Omar, -adultress! What a fraud, thr and thru!

  31. Wow! Talk about a narcissist! And you haven't a clue what you're talking about when it comes to finances. Why don't you grow up and get an education before pretending you know about this country.

  32. The business of humping married men? 😅😅😅

  33. She getting banged by whitey now

  34. Hahhaha tell her to talk about homosexuality in islam or womans rights in any muslim country

  35. She spoke well!…..👍✌👌🙋😍🙊🙉🙈

  36. We have angels in Congress?

  37. First first first first first terrorist in Congress. First congresswoman to marry her brother and cousin to become a citizen. First terrorist to say white men are the most dangerous thing in America but then she's banging one lol she likes that dangerous dick. First congresswoman make fun of 9/11 terror attacks. First congresswoman to hold isis up as a champion. First congresswoman to get sent back to her native country for breaking immigration laws. First Democrat to become part of Trump's re-election committee. I hope she gets blown apart when she goes back home… One arm over here one arm over there couple legs flying in opposite direction and that lispy mouth blown right off her body lol

  38. Well I guess we don't give a flying fuck about every single anti semitic statement this cunt has said? Go fuck yourself Trevor

  39. she puts the hijab on white cack and blow again ahahahaha!!

  40. Disgusting person that loves al Qaeda and is a brotherfucker. Anyone who supports her is anti American

  41. This show is my favorite, but this woman is nothing what you think.

  42. The only time she got down to business is when she bent over and allowed an infidel , White married politician male take her to pound town lol

  43. 9 percent approval in her own district. She needs to return to Somalia so she can fix real oppression. She is a contemptuous liar in her agenda.

  44. EXACTLY spot ON! WoW! A billionaire president – really America – do you honestly believe he represents YOU! You can see the power of the ultra rich in operation. They are terrified and pouring money into controlling what you see and hear! Fortunately we have patriot Americans like Noah Trevor and many more – giving you the facts!

  45. Yesterday and Asians sold me a coke for KR. 35. The Asian Gods must be stupid.

  46. This woman is not ideal for the job she holds……

  47. lol we have a homeless crisis so let's take care of the millions flooding Into our country and dangle more steaks in front of there face so more come lol. This is an ISIS informant don't let this spy go any further her cover is blown. She has been called out so now her acting face is on don't fall victim to another terrorist trying to sell our country out, slam plains into our buildings, pore acid on the backs of victims before there shot in the back of the head, throats slit, strap bombs around there chest and blow ppl up.

  48. she has Black priviledge.

  49. It's reassuring to see him question and have the attitude he did with this garbage.

    This idiot doesn't know what national defense is. Shit seems blind to so many issues. I can't take her seriously.

    "I have to take a deep breath"

  50. Wow, she got so uncomfortable when he asked her about Israel 8:00 (watch her hands)… and then jumps right into white privilege… great bait and switch from an ACTUAL ANTISEMITE!

  51. Anywhere in Asia or Africa, if a president shut the parlement down, that’s a dictature rising.

  52. She’s looking like: really please stop you know they are not the real Jews negro

  53. Look at a bunch of refugees & aliens to discuss rubbish.
    Go back to your countries and fight for your people so that they can have a better life. You have left your countries and people suffering and ran away to America to have better life for your yourselves.
    Go try that in your countries and see what happens. !!!

  54. Ilhan is getting down, no question about that, but not for business but for Sex with a family member…………….

  55. This women is super beutifull

  56. Why not invite her back and question her about all the serious allegations against her. She was able to fool all of you.

  57. 9:29 Bullshit. That is the Islamo-facist Agitation she grew up with. Bigot, excuses like you would expect from a right wing antisemits. She was about a "White Privilege" Discussion 🤣, this white privilege gave her an political position in america, a foreign country, unlike in her beloved Islamic privilege counties, where women have no privilege. Bigot.

  58. The DEMONIC beast here time is up take your curupt agenda and go fix your homeland you wont be missed. The great President TRUMP is the best President and he has Americas back bye bye

  59. I smelled my finger after spending the evening thinking about this, and caressing the inside of my boyfriend's anus,

    and I definitely think something fishy is going on here!

  60. She loves America, and she should be grateful forever that she lives here and not in Somalia. She should be very thankful for this great land we call The United States. She should also understand our foundation, our democracy, and our country as a Republic.
    Stealing from the "rich" and giving to the "poor" is what Robin Hood did. This government that has festered into a cesspool of corruption are the wrong administrators to be handling money.
    So, no, we don't "take" from people who have been successful in America.
    We also should stop "throwing" crumbs at problems in the inner cities because it just does not help.
    We should not believe, for a second, that our government is the right entity to handle money and disburse it accordingly for programs to help people because every "government run" program is a mess. The socialist programs that we already have in place, just don't work.
    Finally, cancelling student loan debt? Good luck putting that into effect. That's another few hundred pages of technical garb that won't apply to everyone, and by the way, someone is going to end up paying for it, wonder who?

  61. I will protect Ilhan Omar with my life.

  62. Getting down to business alright 8 2 2019 your time is limited terrorist looks like they got a lot of dirt on you starting should have kept your mouth shut

  63. What's the definition of confusion." Father's Day in the projects

  64. Would incest with a brother be a virtue ?. Would it be illegal ? Would it help get citizenship?

  65. I love this woman!

  66. The trouble with what these freshmen Congress women are saying is that it hits the nail on the head and makes so much sense…and somehow, crazy as it may seem….it’s anti American…if that’s American, count me out!!!

  67. Yeah he’s right. She is a trailblazer. First terrorist in Congress. A member of Congress for a country she hates. The irony.

  68. Cortez is paid 174 thousand  a year … much is this domestic terrorist fraud  that married her brother paid ? Omar talks about our military like trash  America saved her ungrateful azz from a war zone ! Democrat policies  suck !

  69. Trevor, sorry bro, she pays good money for privileged jizz.

  70. Get this Somalian low life back on the boat

  71. Married her brother for immigration and student loan fraud

  72. 4:10… She never answers the question… Just a bunch of BS… her answer is a big chasm of Bovine Scatology.

  73. Lord I wish that one of these women would have a dialogue with Ben Shapiro. He has a way of exposing their BS

  74. Is it true she married her brother and then married another man and currently having affair with a married white man????

  75. She's right about Israel.

  76. Deport her back to Somali. And let some people do something.

  77. She fucked a white dude and her brother. Black pussy

  78. Trevor is a sick fuck

  79. Take your hat off and let people see the monster you really are.

  80. Brilliant girl, amazing, intelligent, smart, awesome keek going ilhan Omar

  81. that thing is a piece of shit


  83. This socialist bitch is MENTAL, as, obviously are most the folks applauding here … yeah, real good, MORE TAX's on working people to pay for your sorry azz's….. TOTAL B.S..

  84. Why she has no foreign accent. ??

  85. em em em em em em em em em you smiled when you said some people did something WHEN TERRORIST ATTACKED. THE WORLD TRADE CENTER nobody smiled when the terrorist attacked the world trade center and killed 3000 men woman and children !! you smile when you say al Qaeda. al Qaeda will give you sharia justice for being an adulteress having an affair with a married man. you evil jihadi double-headed snake. AMERICA IS NOW SPELLED OMAR RICA THIS EVIL JIHADIST IS GOING TO TEACH US HOW TO RUN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS NEW MEANING VERY INCLUSIVE THE STATUE OF LIBERTY NOW STANDS FOR Give me you're tired, your poor, YOUR TERRORIST YOUR SUICIDE BOMBERS YOUR PEDOPHILES your jihadist and adulteress OMAR having an affair with a married man Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free AND KILL ALL THE INFIDELS. NEVER FORGET 9/11 it's 4 DAYS AWAY


  86. em em em em em em em em em you smiled when you said some people did something WHEN TERRORIST ATTACKED. THE WORLD TRADE CENTER nobody smiled when the terrorist attacked the world trade center and killed 3000 men woman and children !! you smile when you say al Qaeda. al Qaeda will give you sharia justice for being an adulteress having an affair with a married man. you evil jihadi double-headed snake. AMERICA IS NOW SPELLED OMAR RICA THIS EVIL JIHADIST IS GOING TO TEACH US HOW TO RUN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS NEW MEANING VERY INCLUSIVE THE STATUE OF LIBERTY NOW STANDS FOR Give me you're tired, your poor, YOUR TERRORIST YOUR SUICIDE BOMBERS YOUR PEDOPHILES your jihadist and adulteress OMAR having an affair with a married man Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free AND KILL ALL THE INFIDELS. NEVER FORGET 9/11 it's 4 DAYS AWAY

  87. Didnt realize trevor Noah was such a sjw pussy.

  88. The Left loves its own no matter how unworthy they are of the title they hold.

  89. She is away with the fairies .

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