California deli sells 'send her back' special inspired by President Donald Trump

A California deli has come under fire for launching a "send her back" special, appeared to be inspired by US President Donald Trump.

The "send her back" phrase came about after it was chanted at a rally last week, when Trump mentioned Somalian-born Representative Ilhan Omar.

Omar is one of four young female Democratic lawmakers Trump has targeted in recent days, telling them to "go back" to where they came from if they don't like the direction he's taking the US. Omar is the only one of the four who was actually born overseas.

Donald Trump.
Donald Trump. Photo credit: Reuters

The Los Angeles Times reported that John Canesa, the owner of Canesa's Brooklyn Heroes in the town of Clayton, wrote on his Facebook page: "Meatballs made with beef today in case we offend you overly sensitive pork haters!! Free side when you say 'send her back'."

The comments have been condemned by Clayton Mayor Tuija Catalano, who posted on Facebook about the incident.

Catalano said that she was "very sad" to see Canesa's comments on Saturday morning (local time).

"We all have rights to our own political, religious, and other opinions," she wrote.

"However, there is no place in our community for hatred and bigotry."

Other US media this week reported that Canesa's Facebook page has since been made private, and the post appears to have been deleted.

Some have also called for the deli to be boycotted, The Washington Post reports.

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