President Donald Trump ridiculed Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s political stunt on Friday after she canceled a visit to Israel to visit her aged grandmother.
Israeli officials granted her permission, but Tlaib soon rejected the visit, citing, “racism, oppression & injustice.”
“The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “She doesn’t have to see her now!”
Trump accused Tlaib of grandstanding, praising Israel for their generosity in allowing her to visit despite having earlier blocked her entry to the country because of her support for the BDS movement.
An Israeli official also responded to Tlaib’s rejection of the visit.
“Apparently her hate for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother,” Israeli interior minister Aryeh Deri wrote.
Trump pointed out that Democrat radicals like Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar were “fast becoming the face of the Democrat Party” instead of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“Cortez (AOC) is fuming, not happy about this!” he wrote.