Minority congresswomen should apologise to America

Cheryl Sanders
July 21, 2019

Though Trump did not explicitly name Democrat Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley in his Twitter tirade last Sunday, the message was clearly aimed at the four who are sharp critics of his immigration policy.

It was another dizzying twist in a saga sparked by the president's racist tweets about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who moved from Somalia as a child, and her colleagues Reps.

"Those are incredible patriots", Trump told reporters, referring to the Wednesday crowd in Greenville, N.C.

"I have an advantage of knowing the president very well, and he's not a racist and his comments are not racist", Ben Carson said on America's Newsroom, as noted by Fox News. US Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of MA and Rashida Tlaib of MI were born in the United States while Omar came as a refugee from Somalia and is a naturalised citizen.

After a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, Trump told reporters that the Somali-American congresswoman is 'lucky to be where she is, ' potentially in reference to her status as a USA citizen or her ability to rise to become a member of Congress as an immigrant. "These women have said awful things about our country and the people of our country".

To the delight of his thousands of supporters, Trump described Omar and the other Democrats as "left-wing ideologues (who) see our nation as a force of evil".

"What truly makes our country great is its diversity", the former first lady tweeted.

US President Donald Trump renewed attacks Sunday on four Democratic congresswomen he launched xenophobic tweets against last week, demanding they apologise "for the terrible (hateful) things they have said".

The moment took an ugly turn at the rally when the crowd's "send her back" shouts resounded for 13 seconds as Trump made no attempt to interrupt them.

Some Republicans have urged Mr Trump to tone down the rhetoric, but the president has made it clear that attacks on the "Squad" will be a centrepiece of his 2020 re-election strategy - despite the risk of inflaming racial tensions and widening the partisan divide.

"He said, "Oh I stopped it immediately", she said. Pelosi helped get the bill through the House after reports of horrific conditions at migrant detention centers at the border went viral.

The remark came almost a week after the president tweeted that Omar and three other members of "the Squad" should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came".

"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. Not when I'm president", Trump said.

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back at President Donald Trump, saying on Saturday (July 20) his attacks on her and three other liberal congresswomen were motivated by "ethnicity and racism" and rendered him unfit to hold office.

When a reporter asked her whether she believed Trump had led the crowd on, Ocasio-Cortez replied: "He absolutely did".

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