Greenville Mayor responds to Trump rally chant

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) Greenville Mayor P.J. Connelly is speaking out today about the chant, "send her back," during President Trump's rally Wednesday night at Minges Coliseum.

The chant refers to Ilhan Omar, a U.S. Congresswoman who is a Muslim and came to this county as a refugee from Somalia.

Connelly said, "I am extremely disappointed and disheartened by the chant that took place at the President's rally last night. Greenville is more than just a city. It is our home. It is a diverse place - a place of compassion and acceptance. An inclusive place where everyone, regardless of race, religion or political beliefs, is welcome. A place where we band together to help others who are in need. Hate will never have a place in our community. The behavior that was on display last night is not reflective of the Greenville I know and love."

President Trump has also responded to the chant, saying,
"I was not happy with it -- I disagree with it -- but again -- I didn't say that -- they did but I disagree with it."