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PoliticsTrump doubles down, says minority congresswomen 'should apologize to America'

16:05  21 july  2019
16:05  21 july  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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.

Trump doubled down on his weekend tweets early in the day Monday, saying that the congresswomen should apologize to him. Pelosi subsequently described Trump 's tweets as racist and divisive. "When @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their

Trump tweeted that they should "go back" to the "places from which they came." Criticism grew as the president doubled down . Asked Monday if he was concerned that "people saw the tweet Trump said "the Radical Left Congresswomen " should apologize for "the foul language they have used

Trump doubles down, says minority congresswomen 'should apologize to America'© UPI Photo Trump doubles down, says minority congresswomen 'should apologize to America'

President Trump on Sunday doubled down on his attacks against a group of minority congresswomen, saying that they should "apologize" to the United States for the things they have said.

"I don't believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country," Trump said in an early-morning tweet. "They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said. They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation!"

The comments from Trump come a week after he sparked an uproar by telling the four freshman House Democrats - - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) - to "go back" to the "crime infested places" they came from before speaking out about U.S. policies. Omar is the only one of the four born outside the U.S.

The remarks, as well as a "send her back" chant targeting Omar at a Trump rally in North Carolina, sparked widespread outrage from Democratic - and a few Republican - lawmakers. The House on Tuesday voted to condemn Trump's tweets as racist.

Four GOP lawmakers, as well as Independent Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), joined every Democrat in approving the resolution.

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 Trump Donald John Trump Durbin responds to Trump tweet: 'Thank goodness' Omar made it to United States ICE chief: I would not describe "When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul

Mike Turner, Ohio, said Trump ’s “tweets from this weekend were racist and he should apologize .” Troy Balderson, Ohio, said he does “not They’re American citizens.” Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania, said : “President Trump was wrong to suggest that four left-wing congresswomen should go back to

Trump, meanwhile, has adamantly stood by his comments about the congresswomen, saying that they should leave the U.S. if they are unhappy. He did, however, distanced himself from the "send her back" chants, saying that he disagreed with them.

Though the president has decried the media coverage of the chants, saying that more time should be spent on the congresswomen's comments.

"It is amazing how the Fake News Media became 'crazed' over the chant 'send her back' by a packed Arena (a record) crowd in the Great State of North Carolina, but is totally calm & accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by the three Radical Left Congresswomen," Trump tweeted Friday.

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Illinois GOP group shares, then deletes meme labeling minority congresswomen 'Jihad Squad'.
The Illinois Republican County Chairman's Association shared and later apparently deleted a movie poster-style meme labeling four Democratic minority congresswomen the "Jihad Squad." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The post was shared on the group's Facebook page early Saturday morning and featured images of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).

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