KANKAKEE, Ill. (WTVO) — As a response to a post from an Illinois Republican group which labeled four congresswomen as the “Jihad Squad,” the Kankakee County Democrats posted a meme Monday comparing President Trump’s MAGA hats to Klu Klux Klan hoods.
In the photo, the hood says “Make America Hate Again.”
Amid the state GOP county chairmen’s flap over the “Jihad Squad” faux-movie poster, there’s this from the Kankakee County Illinois Democrats. (h/t @GregHinz at @CrainsChicago) pic.twitter.com/fw3UHImhQE— Rick Pearson (@rap30) July 23, 2019
The tweet has since been removed.
WGN reports that Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the image was “wrong and lacks the civility our politics should demand.”
Earlier this week, the Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s Association apologized for posting an image of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib which read “Political jihad is their game…If you don’t agree with their socialist ideology you’re racist.”
Trump harshly criticized the congresswomen without identifying them by name, tweeting that they should go back to where they came from. All four are U.S. citizens and only Omar was born in a foreign country.