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US News‘This is the agenda of white nationalists’: Four minority congresswomen condemn Trump’s racist remarks

05:20  16 july  2019
05:20  16 july  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt denounce Donald Trump for urging four Congresswomen to 'go home'

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt denounce Donald Trump for urging four Congresswomen to 'go home' Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt denounce Donald Trump for urging four Congresswomen to 'go home'

No 10 says Trump ' s 'go back home' tweet to congresswomen 'completely unacceptable' - live May’s condemnation of Trump is a further sign the prime minister is willing to loosen the shackles This is our greatest ally. The president of the US has to be someone with whom the prime minister

Theresa May has criticised Donald Trump ’ s “completely unacceptable” language towards four Democratic congresswomen which has been The president’s remarks were attacked as explicitly racist towards the women, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan

After being targeted by President Trump with racist tweets — following days of scolding from their own party leaders — four Democratic congresswomen chose to stand together before the cameras and defend their vision for their country.

During a hastily scheduled news conference late Monday, the self-described “Squad” — Reps. Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) — spoke in somber and personal terms of their belief in America as a nation of immigrants offering opportunities for women of color like themselves, rather than a country for the privileged. They rejected Trump’s “agenda of white nationalists.”

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WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Sunday that a group of four minority congresswomen feuding with Speaker Nancy Pelosi should “go back” Representative Justin Amash of Michigan, who left the Republican Party this month over differences with Mr. Trump and is the child of Syrian and

It was a notable moment underscoring the sharpened nature of politics in the Trump era — four minority women, stepping forward to directly challenge the president’s history of racist and crude remarks, some of which they cited using language rarely if ever uttered in such a formal setting in the Capitol.

‘This is the agenda of white nationalists’: Four minority congresswomen condemn Trump’s racist remarks © 2019 CQ-Roll Call, Inc. UNITED STATES - JULY 15: From left, Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., conduct a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center responding to negative comments by President Trump that were directed at the freshman House Democrats on Monday, July 15, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) “This is a president who has said ‘grab women by the pussy.’ This is a president who’s called black athletes ‘sons of b****es.’ This is a president who has called people who come from black and brown countries ‘s**tholes.’ This is a president who has equated neo-Nazis with those who protest against them,” Omar said.

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And Trump himself has claimed that he is “ the least racist person .” Trump treated black employees at his casinos differently from whites , according to multiple sources. A former hotel executive said Trump criticized a black accountant: “Black guys counting my money!

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Ocasio-Cortez, who is of Puerto Rican descent, talked about her dad taking her to the Reflecting Pool on the Mall when she was young and telling her to look around, that the nation she saw belonged to her.

“I want to tell children across this country . . . no matter what the president says, this country belongs to you and it belongs to everyone,” she said, later arguing that Trump was attacking her and her colleagues because he couldn’t win a debate on substance: “Weak minds and leaders challenge loyalty to our country in order to avoid challenging and debating the policy.”

By choice, the four freshmen, who stood in front of the American flag, delivered their statements standing alone.

‘This is the agenda of white nationalists’: Four minority congresswomen condemn Trump’s racist remarks © 2019 CQ-Roll Call, Inc. UNITED STATES - JULY 15: From left, Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., conduct a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center responding to negative comments by President Trump that were directed the freshman House Democrats on Monday, July 15, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) The message created a striking contrast from Trump, who has embraced divisive rhetoric and told the four women on Sunday morning to “go back” to their countries of origin — though they are all U.S. citizens and all but Omar were born in the United States. Trump spent Monday doubling down on those comments, telling reporters at the White House that the four women hate America and Israel and even suggesting they support terrorists.

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Trump ’ s racist attack on nonwhite progressive lawmakers is following this pattern, and indeed The flat out denial that any of this is racist is also a key ingredient here. This denial is more than just an After Trump refused to unambiguously condemn the Charlottesville white supremacists, claiming

House Speaker Nancy Pelos denounces the tweets as 'xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation.'.

“The Dems were trying to distance themselves from the four ‘progressives,’ but now they are forced to embrace them,” Trump wrote in a tweet as the women were standing from the podium speaking to reporters. “That means they are endorsing Socialism, hate of Israel and the USA! Not good for the Democrats!”

Omar, who has come under fire for her criticism of Israel that some Jews deemed anti-Semitic, pushed back on that suggestion, arguing that “every single statement that we make is from a place of extreme love for every single person in this country.” She also compared their actions with the words that Trump has uttered.

“This is the agenda of white nationalists,” Omar said. “He would like nothing more than to divide our country on race, religion, gender orientation and immigration status, because this is the only way he knows he can prevent the solidarity of us working together across all of our differences . . . this is his plan to pit us against one another.”

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Sunday that four minority , liberal congresswomen who have been critical of House Speaker Nancy Omar wrote that "As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States." Pressley said in a statement that " it should come

He was referring to four congresswomen - three who were born in the US and one who came as a child refugee. His remarks were widely condemned as racist , and as having gone beyond previous And Ms Pressley shared a screenshot of Mr Trump ' s tweet, adding: " THIS is what racism looks like.

‘This is the agenda of white nationalists’: Four minority congresswomen condemn Trump’s racist remarks © Thomson Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions from the media during the "3rd Annual Made in America Product Showcase" on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis The four women sought to contrast their proposals — fighting for universal health care and the humane treatment of immigrants, for example — with the president’s. Pressley said the group was “sent here with a decisive mandate from our constituents” and encouraged everyone to focus on lowering the price of prescription drugs, expanding affordable housing and addressing the crowded conditions of migrants at the border, for example.

“I encourage the American people and all of us — in this room and beyond — to not take the bait,” Pressley said. “This is a disruptive distraction from the issues of care, concern and consequence to the American people that we were sent here with a decisive mandate from our constituents to work on.”

The four freshman lawmakers have tangled with fellow Democrats, most notably Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), who was dismissive of their political influence in the House in contrast to their explosive power on social media.

Pressley, in her remarks, made a veiled jab at Pelosi.

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Trump ' s tweets, widely decried as a racist broadside, were also factually inaccurate: Three of If not for Trump , we would all likely be talking about Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s remarks about how there are This is the sort of remark that older members of the Congressional Black Caucus will ask to have

He was referring to four congresswomen - three who were born in the US and one who came as a child refugee. His remarks were widely condemned as racist , and as having gone beyond previous And Ms Pressley shared a screenshot of Mr Trump ' s tweet, adding: " THIS is what racism looks like.


“Our squad is big,” she said. “Our squad includes any person committed to building a more just and equitable world.”

That remark, at least for a moment, served as a brief reminder of the ongoing war between Pelosi, the “Squad” and other more moderate members of the House Democratic Caucus. For the past week, the party has traded barbs on Twitter and in private meetings, with the four pushing back on Pelosi’s moves to isolate them while the speaker’s allies have come to her defense.

Trump’s attack on the four women has created a cease-fire of sorts, as Democrats unified to condemn his remarks. The House plans to vote as early as Tuesday on a resolution condemning the comments. The resolution says Trump’s “racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.” But below the surface, the divisions remain.

During their news conference, for example, two of the four mentioned impeaching the president. Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) has suggested that he would force a vote on impeachment before members leave for the August recess.

Leaving the room after the news conference, Omar said she would support such an effort, another internal battle bubbling.

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Crowd chanting 'welcome home Ilhan' greets Omar at airport.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) arrived at a Minnesota airport on Thursday to a crowd of supporters greeted her while chanting, "Welcome home Ilhan. " US Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks on stage during a town hall meeting at Sabathani Community in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 18, 2019. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo credit should read KEREM YUCEL/AFP/Getty Images) Omar posted a video of the greeting on Twitter, writing: "It's good to be home. ❤️" It’s good to be home ❤️ https://t.co/2jV2rIPoE0— Rep.

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