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

03:45  15 july  2019
03:45  15 july  2019 Source:   thehill.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.

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday weighed in on the friction between a group of four freshman Democratic congresswomen and Speaker Nancy Pelosi: He suggested that the congresswomen — none of whom are white — should “ go back and help fix” the countries they

Trump tweeted Sunday morning telling freshman congresswomen to ' go back ' to their 'corrupt' countries , siding with Pelosi against Ocasio-Cortez. Trump continued firing off tweets and retweets after his attack on the freshman congresswomen , sharing 22 retweets and tweeting "we are getting

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


President Trump on Sunday night doubled down on his rhetoric amid a growing backlash over his earlier tweets telling a group of progressive Democratic congresswomen that they should "go back" to the countries that they came from.

"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. Whenever confronted, they call their adversaries, including Nancy Pelosi, 'RACIST,'" Trump said in a pair of tweets.

Hillary Clinton responds to Trump tweets telling Dem lawmakers to 'go back' to their countries

Hillary Clinton responds to Trump tweets telling Dem lawmakers to 'go back' to their countries Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday hit back at President Trump after he tweeted that a group of progressive Democrats should "go back" to their home countries. "They're from America, and you're right about one thing: Currently their government is a complete and total catastrophe," Clinton tweeted. They're from America, and you're right about one thing: Currently their government is a complete and total catastrophe. https://t.

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. “So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen , who originally

President Trump suggested the freshman Democrats who have been feuding with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should " go back " to their countries to ”So interesting to see ’ Progressive ’ Democrat Congresswomen , who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total

"Their disgusting language and the many terrible things they say about the United States must not be allowed to go unchallenged. If the Democrat Party wants to continue to condone such disgraceful behavior, then we look even more forward to seeing you at the ballot box in 2020!?" he continued.

Trump was responding to outrage over comments he made earlier on Sunday in which he targeted a group of unnamed progressive congresswomen "who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe." In the tweets, which were assumed to be directed at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), the president suggested they "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

Graham: Trump should focus on policy, not personal attacks

Graham: Trump should focus on policy, not personal attacks Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Monday urged President Trump to "knock it down a notch" in the wake of incendiary tweets in which Trump said progressive congresswomen should "go back" to the countries they came from. In an appearance on "Fox & Friends," Graham said Trump should focus on criticizing Democratic policies rather than personal attacks. But the senator quickly launched into his own attacks on the congresswomen, saying they "hate our own country.

President Donald Trump said Sunday that progressive Democratic congresswomen should return to the countries where they came from in a series of tweets Pelosi tweeted in response that by telling four American congresswomen to go back to their countries , Trump "reaffirms his plan to 'Make

US President Donald Trump has been accused of racism after posting tweets attacking Democratic congresswomen . "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

Trump's tweets were quickly condemned as racist by his critics. All four of the freshman congresswomen are U.S. citizens, and only Omar, who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia, was born outside the U.S.

The furor over Trump's tweets offered an increasingly fractious Democratic Party to unify in its criticism of the president. The party has been riven by infighting over the past week, sparked by an interview given to the New York Times by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) last Sunday in which she made remarks about the freshman congresswomen that were seen by some as dismissive.

The tensions within the party escalated after Ocasio-Cortez told the Washington Post that she felt Pelosi was targeting women of color, though the New York Democrat said she doesn't believe the Speaker is racist.

The dispute was amplified on Friday after the House Democratic Caucus' official Twitter account on tore into Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, over comments he made about Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.), who is Native American.

Nonetheless, Trump's tweets Sunday provided Democrats with an opportunity to show a united front, however temporary.

Democrats across the spectrum, from Ocasio-Cortez's fellow progressives to close Pelosi allies like Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), condemned the tweets, with Jeffries calling Trump a "racial arsonist."

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