Trump Tweets Suggesting Progressive Immigrant Congresswomen Should Go Fix Their Countries Of Origin
So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
A number of legislators have denounced Trump’s tweets, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who the president referenced in his tweet. She said that the comments confirm that Trump’s MAGA slogan actually conveys a message of white supremacy:....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who was likely one of the congresswomen the president was referring to in his tweet, wrote a response in which she described Trump as “the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen.” She also said the president was “stoking white nationalism”:I reject @realDonaldTrump’s xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation. Rather than attack Members of Congress, he should work with us for humane immigration policy that reflects American values. Stop the raids - #FamiliesBelongTogether!— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 14, 2019
People referred to the president’s remarks as racist, including Democratic presidential primary hopefuls Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA):You are stoking white nationalism bc you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 14, 2019
“America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.” -RFK
This is racist. These congresswomen are every bit as American as you — and represent our values better than you ever will. https://t.co/BiKtCgqFjF— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) July 14, 2019
Rep. Joaquin Castro called the president a bigot:Let’s be clear about what this vile comment is: A racist and xenophobic attack on Democratic congresswomen. This *is* their country, regardless of whether or not Trump realizes it. They should be treated with respect. As president, I’ll make sure of it. https://t.co/WupieDquLA— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) July 14, 2019
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus called Trump racist and sexist:They’re Americans.— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) July 14, 2019
You’re a bigot. https://t.co/iNtwEfRIxS
Rep. Barbara Lee described it as a “disgusting and racist attack”:The women of color in Congress have served far more honorably than this President.— Hispanic Caucus (@HispanicCaucus) July 14, 2019
They are US citizens and this IS their country.
They are fighting #ForThePeople - this racist, sexist President will not stop them. https://t.co/xQI1KYDgDo
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) responded to the President’s tweets:OMG, here we go again. My sisters in Congress are Americans. The voices of women of color have been ignored for far too long — but not anymore. This disgusting and racist attack won’t stop us. https://t.co/YfYGkiesPq— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) July 14, 2019
Yo @realDonaldTrump, I am fighting corruption in OUR country. I do it every day when I hold your admin accountable as a U.S. Congresswoman. Detroit taught me how to fight for the communities you continue to degrade & attack. Keep talking, you’ll be out of the WH soon. #TickTock— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) July 14, 2019
But you know what’s the rub of it all, Mr. President?— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 14, 2019
On top of not accepting an America that elected us, you cannot accept that we don’t fear you,either.
You can’t accept that we will call your bluff & offer a positive vision for this country. And that’s what makes you seethe.