Donald Trump To Democratic Congresswomen: ‘You Can Leave’
In the face of international condemnation, President Donald Trump reached a new low by escalating his attacks against four Democratic Congresswomen he targeted with racial tweets on Sunday.
Speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday, Trump said his tweets were “not at all” racist.
“Not at all,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday when asked if his tweets about the lawmakers were racist. “If somebody has a problem with our country, if somebody doesn’t want to be in our country, they should leave.”
Trump’s comments came in response to the storm created by his initial demand that progressive congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York; Rashida Tlaib, of Michigan; Ayanna Pressley, of Massachusetts; and Ilhan Omar, of Minnesota, should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”.
Condemnation was widespread on Sunday.
The four Democrats, senior party figures and press outlets. On Monday, Ocasio-Cortez said Trump was “leading the GOP into outright racism, and that should concern all Americans”.
Former Ohio governor John Kasich tweeted that Trump’s remarks were “deplorable”. Jeff Flake, who retired as a senator from Arizona at the last election, said the comments were “so vile and offensive it is incumbent on Republicans to respond and condemn”.
Across the Atlantic, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said Trump’s tweets were “completely unacceptable”.
Trump sent his original tweets on a Sunday morning, an unsupervised time that according to a new book, American Carnage, White House staffers came to know as “the devil’s play shop”.
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