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PoliticsTrump's attacks on congresswomen energize his supporters: "Bag of idiots"

20:01  18 july  2019
20:01  18 july  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Trump ' s attacks on congresswomen energize his supporters : " Bag of idiots ". The rally was a chance to test how his controversial approach is resonating with supporters . NASA's goal of landing astronauts on the moon in 2024 won't be possible without steady funding from Congress .

Trump's attacks on congresswomen energize his supporters: © / Getty Images Donald Trump Holds "Keep America Great" Rally In Greenville, NC

President Trump took his attacks on four Democratic lawmakers to a raucous campaign rally in North Carolina where his supporters chanted "send her back," echoing the president's racist tweet that the four women of color should "go back" to the countries they came from. The rally, in a state President Trump narrowly won in 2016, was a chance to test how his controversial approach is resonating with supporters. They were with him all the way.

"I like it because it seems to work," Michael Huff said before attending the rally. "You see all these people out here, I mean, he's got a lot of following."

Conway: Progressive congresswomen represent 'dark underbelly in this country'

Conway: Progressive congresswomen represent 'dark underbelly in this country' White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday piled on in attacking progressive congresswomen who have been the subject of attacks from President Trump in recent days, asserting that they represent a "dark underbelly" of the country. Conway said on Fox News that she disagreed that Trump was helping to unify Democrats just as they had been in the middle of an intraparty feud with his slams against Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.). "What the president is doing is, we are tired - sick and tired - of many people in this country," she said.

"Everything is so freakin' touchy with all of them. They have no sense of humor. They have no common sense. I'm sorry. Just a bag of idiots," said another supporter of the president.

The president's supporters in North Carolina turned his racist tweet into a rallying cry after an extended attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar.

"She looks down with contempt on the hardworking Americans saying that ignorance is pervasive in many parts of this country," Mr. Trump said at the rally. "Omar has a history of launching vicious anti-Semitic screeds."

Omar responded to the president's attacks and the crowd's chants in a series of tweets. She quoted poet Maya Angelou saying, "You may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise." In an exclusive interview with Gayle King this week, Omar addressed past comments that some have criticized as anti-Semitic, saying she is not anti-Semitic and insisting her remarks were not meant for that purpose.

GOP senator calls Ocasio-Cortez and other freshman congresswomen the 'four horsewomen of the Apocalypse'

GOP senator calls Ocasio-Cortez and other freshman congresswomen the 'four horsewomen of the Apocalypse' GOP Sen. John Kennedy (La.) late Tuesday slammed the group of minority progressive congresswomen who have been the target of President Trump's recent "go back" tweets, calling them the "four horsewomen of the Apocalypse." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "The simple fact of the matter is, the four congresswomen think that America was wicked in its origins.

The president has kept up his attacks on all four of the liberal freshman lawmakers, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, together known as "The Squad." Mr. Trump is highlighting them in an effort to make them the faces of the Democratic Party ahead of 2020.

"Cortez, somebody said that's not her name … I don't have time to go with three different names, we'll call her Cortez," Mr. Trump said. "These congresswomen, their comments, are helping fuel the rise of a dangerous militant hard left."

2020 hopefuls rallied behind Rep. Omar on Twitter last night, but Trump supporters at the rally said they believe if Democrats keep focusing on this feud, they will help propel the president to victory in 2020.

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Cheney says Trump's attack on congresswomen "isn't about race".
"This isn't about race. It's not about gender. It's not about religion," the Wyoming Republican said on "Face the Nation"

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