Ilhan Omar Makes Up a Story About a Boy Dying to Yell Orange Man Bad

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., responds to base remarks by President Donald Trump after he called for four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their "broken" countries, as he exploited the nation's glaring racial divisions once again for political gain, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. All four congresswomen are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. Omar is the first Somali-American in Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listens to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rep. Ilhan Omar has managed to stay out of the news lately. By pure coincidence, right as her personal life started to become an issue, including evidence she married her brother, campaign finance violations, and an affair with a consultant, the press suddenly stopped talking about her. Weird stuff.

We still occasionally get some crazy thrown at us though and that happened yesterday. Omar decided she needed something to yell at Trump about, so she essentially made up story blaming Medicaid for a boy’s death.

There’s just one problem. Well, actually there are many.

I looked into this and Greg is right. Not only is the boy alive, which seems like a pretty big oversight on Omar’s part, this was not the fault of the government at all. As per law, the hospital admitted the boy regardless of whatever irrational fears the mother had about them not treating him.

Also, the reason he wasn’t covered under Medicaid via CHIP is because the mother had not filled out the proper paperwork. I know Democrats expect the government to be all-powerful, but reading minds to register kids probably isn’t in their purview.

Even still, the hospital took it upon themselves to get all the paperwork done and get the boy covered. They did everything right here and deserved praise, not being vilified by Omar. Further, Medicaid is run and distributed at the state level based on each state’s program. Blaming Trump for this made no sense, to begin with.

Now, guess where you could have found all this information? If you guessed in the article she linked to, congrats.

Omar did put out a “correction.”

This is the kind of thing you delete the original tweet over. Instead she pretends her only oversight was that the boy was still alive.

Oddly enough, not a single media “fact-checker” has found this worthy of pursuit yet.

There’s one last bit of irony here as well. On the same day Omar posted this blatant lie, Democrats were grilling Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook about “fact-checking” material on social media sites. I wonder if any of them will call Omar out over doing exactly what they claim is so dangerous? Gonna guess nah.

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