There is this thing practiced by third world people (of whom I’m one) where we tell Westerners whatever they want to hear to get stuff from them. I observed it a lot (and participated on a couple of occasions) after the USSR collapsed and foreigners started descending on us in affirmation-hungry droves.
For the benefit of the religious Westerners we pretended to be desperate for religious enlightenment. With Zionists we shared stories of (often completely fake) frustrated Jewishness. With feminists, we parroted the incomprehensible language of gender struggles. For the free marketeers we playacted entrepreneurial longings. They bought it every single time. And gratefully dispensed cash and goodies in exchange for having their confirmation bias nourished by us.
So Tucker Carlson is wrong when he says Ilhan Omar is disappointed and enraged by the US. She’s simply giving the Westerners what they want. And they are repaying her with cash and goodies. Sure, it’s a grift but I blame the idiot Westerners who are too hungry for validation to notice that they are being had.