Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally on Wednesday into an extended dissection of the liberal views of the women of color, deriding them for what he painted as extreme positions, and suggesting they just get out.
According to Al Jazeera, Trump spent a significant portion of the event railing against the group, known as The Squad on Capitol Hill, individually by name.
The attacks began on Sunday when the President told the four minority lawmakers to go back to their crime infested countries.
Three of the four women were born in the US and the other is a naturalized citizen.
At a wide-ranging, 90-minute campaign rally, Trump attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.
Though he’s known to go off script, Trump read from a teleprompter as he went on a screed against the four Democratic congresswomen with whom he’s brawled for four days.
As the President castigated Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar with a litany of accusations, the crowd chanted, “Send her back!”
The progressive lawmaker was born in Somalia but came to the US as a refugee in 2000 and became an American citizen when she was 17.
Omar responded in a tweet Wednesday evening, quoting poet Maya Angelou.
“You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise,” she wrote.
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