The President of the United States of America Donald Trump was on Sunday slammed for attacking a group of Democratic congresswomen on Twitter, telling them to go back where they came from despite being American citizens.
However, Trump did not name the women, but he was referring to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
Trump’s tweets drew sharp rebukes from the Democrats. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president wants to “make America white again”.
Republican Justin Amash of Michigan, a Trump critic who recently took steps to leave his party, called the remarks “racist and disgusting”.
Ocasio-Cortez swiftly denounced his remarks. “Mr. President, the country I ‘come from’, & the country we all swear to, is the United States,” she said in a Twitter post.
“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 and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run,” said Trump on Twitter.
“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
With his remarks, Trump again inserted himself into a rift between Pelosi and the liberal congresswomen, after offering an unsolicited defence of the Democratic speaker days earlier.
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