In 2012, Ammar served as Deputy Regional Field Director for Obama’s reelection campaign. After the election, he worked in the Obama administration as an official at the Labor Department. Ammar was endorsed by Obama during the 2018 election.
Ammar is anti President Trump and has stated that he will be President Trump’s worst nightmare.
During the 2018 campaign, Ammar’s skeletons fell out of his closet and it was exposed that his grandfather was a terrorist. Ammar’s grandfather, Muhammad Yusuf al-Najjar also known as Abu Youssef, was a member of the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, which took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them in 1972. Muhammad Yusuf al-Najjar helped mastermind the terror attack, known as the Munich massacre. Al-Najjar was assassinated for his involvement in the massacre.