Just 24 hours after refusing to condemn white supremacists during the first 2020 general election debate, President Donald Trump late Wednesday launched a racist attack on refugees from Somalia and other nations and parroted an unfounded right-wing claim about Rep. Ilhan Omar, sparking \u0022lock her up!\u0022 chants from his Minnesota supporters.\u0022Another massive issue for Minnesota is the election of Joe Biden\u0026#039;s plan to inundate your state with a historic flood of refugees,\u0022 Trump said to boos from the crowd gathered at Duluth International Airport. \u0022Coming from the most dangerous places in the world including Yemen, Syria, and your favorite country, Somalia. Right? You love Somalia... Biden will turn Minnesota into a refugee camp.\u0022In the middle of his xenophobic rant against refugees—which the president has made central to his Minnesota stump speech in recent weeks, given the state\u0026#039;s large Somali population—Trump veered into an attack on Omar, who is herself a Somali refugee.\u0022And what about Omar, where she gets caught harvesting?\u0022 Trump said, referring to a video released Sunday by Project Veritas, a right-wing group that is notorious for spreading deceptive footage purporting to expose Democratic lawmakers and organizations. The video Project Veritas unveiled Sunday—shortly after the New York Times published its bombshell report on the president\u0026#039;s tax returns—was described by researchers as \u0022a great example of what a coordinated disinformation campaign looks like.\u0022Watch Trump\u0026#039;s comments:\u0022Biden will turn Minnesota into a refugee camp\u0022 -- Speaking in a state with one of the largest Somali populations in the country, Trump goads his fans into booing refugees, prompting \u0022lock her up!\u0022 chants directed at Ilhan Omar pic.twitter.com/dT2yuHxFDZ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 1, 2020\u0022This is the overlap between white supremacy, the climate emergency, misogyny, and human rights abuses,\u0022 tweeted meteorologist Eric Holthaus in response to Trump\u0026#039;s latest attack on refugees. \u0022This is fascism.\u0022Journalist Matt O\u0026#039;Brien echoed Holthaus\u0026#039; characterization of the president\u0026#039;s rally Wednesday night as fascistic. \u0022Demonizing refugees, attacking political opponents based on race, the crowd cheering for those opponents to be locked up,\u0022 O\u0026#039;Brien wrote, listing just some of the alarming components of the president\u0026#039;s event.Trump\u0026#039;s Duluth campaign rally came after the president officially and unlawfully missed the deadline to establish the number of refugees who will be allowed into the United States in fiscal year 2021, effectively bringing the nation\u0026#039;s refugee admissions to a standstill.\u0022For the third year in a row, this administration is in violation of the immigration laws, specifically the refugee program requirements added by the Refugee Act of 1980,\u0022 Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) said in a statement Wednesday. \u0022This president has shown on countless occasions that he believes he is above the law. This time, refugees—including many who served alongside our troops—will be the victims of the Trump administration\u0026#039;s lawless approach.\u0022\u0022The administration\u0026#039;s violations,\u0022 the lawmakers warned, \u0022will bring our refugee admissions program to a halt, leaving thousands stranded abroad with their lives at risk.\u0022In a tweet late Wednesday, Omar said the U.S. refugee program \u0022is a life or death matter to millions of children around the world.\u0022\u0022I know because I was one of them,\u0022 Omar added.