In yet another social media meltdown, President Donald Trump railed against four Democratic Congresswomen of color Sunday on Twitter, telling the U.S. citizens to go back to their “crime infested” countries.
The comments appeared to target representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, who have repeatedly criticized the Trump administration’s immigration policies and border detentions.
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Ignoring the fact that three of the women were born in the U.S., Trump said they “originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe.”
He went on to tell the Congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York. Pressley of Massachusetts was born in Ohio, and Tlaib of Michigan is originally from Detroit. Only Minnesota’s Omar is foreign-born. She was born in Somalia, is a U.S. citizen and represents Minneapolis.
Trump’s tweets drew sharp criticism from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), who said the president wants to make “America white again.”
“When Donald Trump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again,” she tweeted. “Our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power.”
When @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to “Make America Great Again” has always been about making America white again.
Our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power. https://t.co/ODqqHneyES
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 14, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez responded to Trump’s comments with a tweet saying, “Mr. President, the country I ‘come from,’ & the country we all swear to, is the United States.”
Mr. President, the country I “come from,” & the country we all swear to, is the United States.
But given how you’ve destroyed our border with inhumane camps, all at a benefit to you & the corps who profit off them, you are absolutely right about the corruption laid at your feet. https://t.co/HLKQCotR8T
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 14, 2019
Omar addd: “As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States. Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen.”
As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States.
Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen. https://t.co/FBygHa2QTt
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 14, 2019
Tlaib called Trump’s presidency a “failure.”
“Want a response to a lawless & complete failure of a President? He is the crisis. His dangerous ideology is the crisis. He needs to be impeached.”
Want a response to a lawless & complete failure of a President?
He is the crisis.
His dangerous ideology is the crisis.
He needs to be impeached.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) July 14, 2019
One thought on “Trump Tells Four Democratic Congresswomen: ‘Go Back’ to Your Countries”
“and come back and tell us how you did it.”
The media are liars by omission.
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