DONALD Trump said he 'felt badly' about supporters chanting "send her back" about a Somali-born Congresswoman during a rally.

The US President said he was "not happy" about the cries which broke out during a campaign rally in North Carolina on Wednesday, adding that he had tried to stop the shouts by speaking again "very quickly".

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Speaking at a White House press conference today, Mr Trump said: "I felt a little badly about it. I would say that I was not happy with it. I disagreed with it."

The chants were directed at Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who came to the US from Somalia as refugee aged 12.

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Ms Omar and three other female politicians who are all US citizens but of non-white ethnicity were told by Mr Trump in a series of tweets on Sunday that they "could leave" if they do not like the US.

It followed criticism by them of conditions at immigration detention centres.