Monday, July 15, 2019

Trump Tweets Suggesting Progressive Immigrant Congresswomen Should Go Fix Their Countries Of Origin

President Trump is receiving no shortage of blowback after publishing a series of tweets on Sunday morning about progressive female immigrant legislators. Without providing specific names, the president asked why these legislators don’t return to their countries of origin and address the problems there, and “Then come back and show us it is done,” he wrote:
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:
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”:
People referred to the president’s remarks as racist, including Democratic presidential primary hopefuls Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA):
Rep. Joaquin Castro called the president a bigot:
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus called Trump racist and sexist:
 Rep. Barbara Lee described it as a “disgusting and racist attack”:
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) responded to the President’s tweets:

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