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Somalia Leader Renounces U.S. Citizenship Amid Trump’s Rhetoric

Somalia Leader Renounces U.S. Citizenship Amid Trump’s Rhetoric

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo

Photographer: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo

Photographer: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo voluntarily renounced his U.S. citizenship, a country where he lived, received education and worked.

“This follows the completion of the required legal and immigration processes that had been initiated after the president’s election,” his office said Thursday in an emailed statement.

The renunciation comes about two weeks after President Donald Trump attacked four minority freshmen congresswomen including Somali-born Ilhan Omar, whom he asked to return to the Horn of Africa nation.

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Trump’s fight with the four first-year liberal Democrats -- Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib -- is part of his campaign to portray the Democratic Party as beholden to its left-most flank, lawmakers whose ideology the president calls “socialist.”