“Trump is inciting violence and division and the Republican party should not tolerate him,” Okoumou said. “It’s impeachable – you don’t talk about human beings as ‘an infestation’ as he has done. It’s disrespectful of the Founding Fathers and I don’t sleep well at night thinking about those babies crying for their parents.”
Okoumou immigrated from Congo 24 years ago and is a US citizen. She declined to discuss why she left Congo but said she admired the American ideal of “everyone work hard and work together for prosperity”.
She was charged in federal court on Thursday with three misdemeanors.
Outside, surrounded by cameras, she riffed on something that became a slogan for Michelle Obama, saying: “Michelle Obama – our beloved first lady that I care so much about – said, ‘When they go low, we go high,’ and I went as high as I could.”