Trump’s Racism Hit A New Level As He Told Four Congresswomen To “Go Back” To Their “Broken” Countries

Alex Brandon / AP  President Trump railed against progressive congresswomen in a series of racist tweets on Sunday, telling the American citizens to go back to their countries. The...

Alex Brandon / AP
 President Trump railed against progressive congresswomen in a series of racist tweets on Sunday, telling the American citizens to go back to their countries.

The tweets seemed to be aimed at representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, freshmen Democrats and women of color who in recent days have spoken out against racist systems within the US and Trump’s immigration policies.

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” Trump tweeted.

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……

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Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how….

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Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

….it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!

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Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx in New York, which she now represents. Tlaib was born in and represents Detroit. Pressley was born in Cincinnati, raised in Chicago, and now lives in and represents Boston. Omar and her family fled Somalia when she was a child and received asylum in the US. She became a US citizen in 2000 and represents Minneapolis.

So telling them to go back where they came from wasn’t just inflammatory, it was plain ol’ racist. Democrats and at least one former Republican were quick to call out the president.

Ruben Gallego

@RubenGallego

Growing up I used to hear “go back to Mexico” from many kids, though I was born in the USA. I thought then that it was just kids. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1150381394234941448 

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……

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Justin Amash

@justinamash

To tell these American citizens (most of whom were born here) to “go back” to the “crime infested places from which they came” is racist and disgusting. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1150381394234941448 

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……

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Joaquin Castro

@JoaquinCastrotx

They’re Americans.
You’re a bigot. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1150381394234941448 

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……

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Racial arsonist strikes again. Shut. Your. Reckless. Mouth. Racist attack on four strongly progressive congresswomen of color will not weaken them. IT ONLY MAKES US STRONGER. ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽

Lloyd Doggett

@RepLloydDoggett

Racism pure and simple. Trump suggests four of my colleagues leave America and go home. Reps. Pressley, Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar are already home. Representing hundreds of thousands of their neighbors.

Trump fears the power of these strong, effective, American women of color.

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In response, Tlaib again pointed to the “crisis” of Trump’s administration and called for his impeachment.

Rashida Tlaib

@RashidaTlaib

Want a response to a lawless & complete failure of a President?

He is the crisis.
His dangerous ideology is the crisis.
He needs to be impeached.

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Ocasio-Cortez also renewed her criticism of conditions at the border as well as corruption.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

@AOC

Mr. President, the country I “come from,” & the country we all swear to, is the United States.

But given how you’ve destroyed our border with inhumane camps, all at a benefit to you & the corps who profit off them, you are absolutely right about the corruption laid at your feet. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1150381394234941448 

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……

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Trump also tried to play up division within the Democratic Party, saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be glad to send her younger, more progressive colleagues out of the US.

In spite of recent fighting within the party about issues including race, Pelosi wasn’t having Trump’s attempt at more division. “His plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again,” she said in tweets in support of the congresswomen.

Nancy Pelosi

@SpeakerPelosi

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. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1150381394234941448 

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……

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Nancy Pelosi

@SpeakerPelosi

I reject @realDonaldTrump’s xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation. Rather than attack Members of Congress, he should work with us for humane immigration policy that reflects American values. Stop the raids – !

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