Let’s just say that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) perceptions are more than a bit skewed by her bias.
But her comment this week about U.S. plane sales to the United Arab Emirates was a piece of work, even by Omar standards for ridiculous comments.
It left people both laughing and at the same time sad that anyone so lacking in logic and basic common sense could be in the U.S. Congress.
A single F-35 costs over $100 million. For that kind of money, we could feed 40 million kids.
I've introduced legislation to block the sale of F-35s and other weapons to the UAE, a global human rights abuser. We should be focused on the deadly pandemic, not arming dictators. pic.twitter.com/tUUldnPfIn
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) November 23, 2020
“A single F-35 costs over $100 million,” Omar claimed. “For that kind of money, we could feed 40 million kids. I’ve introduced legislation to block the sale of F-35s and other weapons to the UAE, a global human rights abuser. We should be focused on the deadly pandemic, not arming dictators.”
Now there might be a variety of questions one might legitimately ask about such a sale. But this was just painfully dumb. Did you notice the small flaw in her logic? She doesn’t seem to understand that when the U.S. sells planes we get the money. She wants to stop sales of the plane to the UAE, claiming that for that kind of money we could feed 40 million kids. But if she stops the sales, we don’t get the money from the UAE, so then no one would be fed. How does someone not understand that basic concept?
People let her have it on Twitter.
Ok, genius… that is $100 million that UAE is paying. Money that’s flowing INTO the United States. Money that employs people and allows them to feed their own kids. And you want to take that away.
I’m guessing you’re not the first in your family to marry a sibling.
— President-Elect WitCoHE (@E__Strobel) November 24, 2020
If we stop selling F35s to the UAE as many as 254,000 jobs could be lost. We make money on F35 sales – they don't cost us anything. Finally, the UAE will simply buy the Su-35 and Su-57 from Russia enriching our enemy. https://t.co/gnRlnF4sED
— @amuse (@amuse) November 24, 2020
Still can’t get over the sheer stupidity of this tweet.
Does she think the US is giving away $100 million planes for free? Or does she think the UAE will pay the US to feed children in lieu of buying planes? https://t.co/cpfqPrQQ3n
— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) November 24, 2020
— Livefist (@livefist) November 25, 2020