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PoliticsPelosi slams Trump for 'xenophobic' tweets about Democratic congresswomen

22:15  14 july  2019
22:15  14 july  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

Trump tells Dem congresswomen: Go back where you came from

Trump tells Dem congresswomen: Go back where you came from The president attacks progressives.

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Donald Trump for a Twitter post that

In response to Trump 's tweet , Pelosi posted According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Donald Trump for a Twitter post that used 9/11 imagery while suggesting Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar, was dismissive

Pelosi slams Trump for 'xenophobic' tweets about Democratic congresswomen© Carlos Barria/Reuters President Donald Trump arrives from a fund-raising event at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, July 12, 2019.

After President Trump tweeted that "'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen" should stop criticizing the government and “go back” to where they came from, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned the tweets as “xenophobic.”

"I reject @realDonaldTrump’s xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation," Pelosi tweeted on Sunday morning.

The president did not explicitly name the congresswomen he was referring to, but said they "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe." He then went on to say that they should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done."

Trump doubles down after telling Democratic congresswomen to 'go back' to their countries

Trump doubles down after telling Democratic congresswomen to 'go back' to their countries President Trump on Sunday night doubled down amid a backlash over his earlier tweets telling a group of progressive Democratic congresswomen that they should "go back" to the countries that they came from. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "So sad to see the Democrats sticking up for people who speak so badly of our Country and who, in addition, hate Israel with a true and unbridled passion.

In a three- tweet tirade, President Donald Trump told progressive congresswomen to go back to their “totally broken and crime infested” countries of origin and sneered at the infighting rocking the Democratic Party. Pelosi later called Trump 's Sunday tweetstorm " xenophobic ," and said that

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Donald Trump on Saturday for a Twitter post that used 9/11 imagery while suggesting Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a Muslim, was dismissive of the The Trump tweet included the words "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!"

The White House did not respond to multiple requests for clarification on the president's tweets, but the Trump campaign made an attempt to defend the president’s tweets.

Matt Wolking, head of the Trump campaign’s rapid response, tweeted, "Anyone who says the president told members of Congress to go back to where they came from is lying. He told them to 'Then come back and show us how it is done.'"

Pelosi slams Trump for 'xenophobic' tweets about Democratic congresswomen© Win Mcnamee/Getty Images Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during a press conference at the Capitol, July 11, 2019.

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Pelosi seemed to conclude Trump was referring to four recently-elected and vocal progressive Democratic women -- Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. and Rashida Tlaib D-Mich.

Trump calls on minority congresswomen to apologize after he said they should ‘go back’ to their countries

Trump calls on minority congresswomen to apologize after he said they should ‘go back’ to their countries With his latest tweet, Trump continued a line of attack that has drawn widespread condemnation from Democrats. Republicans have been largely silent.

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's conspiracy about Lindsey Graham is literally no better than birtherism. On Sunday, Jon Cooper, who heads the Democratic Coalition super PAC, tweeted that a The same day Omar posted her controversial tweet about Graham, MSNBC anchor Stephanie

On Friday, Trump tweeted a video suggesting that Omar, a U.S. representative from Minnesota, was dismissive of (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Donald Trump on Saturday for a Twitter post that used 9/11 imagery while suggesting Democratic

Only one of the four women, Rep. Omar, is foreign-born, and all are U.S. citizens. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York, Rep. Pressley was born in Cincinnati, and Rep. Tlaib was born in Detroit.

Pelosi slams Trump for 'xenophobic' tweets about Democratic congresswomen© Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP From l-r., Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., take their seats to testify before the House Oversight Committee, July 12, 2019, on Capitol Hill. In defending the members of Congress, who are all women of color, Pelosi slammed the president for wanting to "make America white again."

"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. Our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power," the speaker tweeted in response on Sunday morning.

Rep. Omar responded to the president in a tweet in which she described her loyalty to the U.S. as one of the reasons she opposes the Trump administration.

"Mr. President, As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States. Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen," Omar said.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez also weighed in on Twitter.

"Mr. President, the country I 'come from,' & the country we all swear to, is the United States," she wrote. "You are angry because you can’t conceive of an America that includes us. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder."

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