Under fire from U.S. President Trump and ahead of a newly-announced trip to Israel and the West Bank, Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has introduced a resolution championing the right to participate in…
Omar, and America wrestle the scourge of a racist President
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar proposed a resolution this week supporting the right to boycott Israel, likening the boycott of the Jewish state to boycotts of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union
Omar’s resolution seeks to push back against U.S. laws banning the boycott of Israel and affirms the right of Americans to organize boycotts of foreign countries if they so wish.
While the resolution doesn’t explicitly name Israel or the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, she told media outlets that the resolution concerns the Jewish state.
“Melania was upset and they had words with each other over something,” the source tells PEOPLE. The couple was eating together in the club’s dining area on March 30.
It remains unclear what the issue was, according to this source. Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest daughter, and her husband, Jared Kushner, dined that night at a separate table, the source says.
Mrs Trump’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, labelled the witness’ account “completely false.”
“I’d encourage the anonymous source to say such things on the record,” she tells PEOPLE. (White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders did not comment.)
The president and Mrs Trump, who share son Barron, 13, regularly travel to Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, on the weekends.
On March 30, the president spent much of the afternoon golfing and then spoke at a Republican fundraiser that night.
Curiosity about the Trump marriage has flared in the past, as when he has tried and failed to hold her hand or when various women accused him of being unfaithful. But Mrs Trump said in an interview last year that she was not fazed.
“It is not a concern and focus of mine,” she told ABC News. “I’m a mother and a first lady and I have much more important things to think about and to do. I know people like to speculate and the media like to speculate about our marriage.”
“It’s not always pleasant, of course,” Mrs. Trump said. “But I know what is right and what is wrong and what is true or not true.”
On March 22, about a week before the witness saw the first couple fighting, Mueller concluded his investigation.
Within days, the attorney general released a four-page summary of Mueller’s conclusions, including that he did not find that anyone on Trump’s team conspired or coordinated in the Russian election interference.
The president declared it a “total exoneration,” and a White House spokesman told reporters on March 24 that Trump was “in a really good mood” over Mueller’s findings.
That jubilation was complicated last week by the release of Mueller’s full report, with some redactions, which showed a president often being restrained from his worst impulses by a staff who simply refused to do what he said.
“Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report … which are fabricated & totally untrue,” the president tweeted last week, labelling some of the report’s contents “total bulls—.”
But Mueller was not totally forgotten.
A club source tells PEOPLE: “There was no question that the contents of the Mueller report released last week, and the subsequent news and TV air time devoted to it, were weighing heavily on [the president’s] mind, distracting him at times.”