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."