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Ocasio-Cortez Slam Dunks Donald Trump Over Xenophobic Attack On Progressive Dems

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Sunday fired back at President Donald Trump for telling a group of progressive Democrats to go back to the “crime infested places” they come from, saying that his comments showed he couldn’t conceive of a nation in which people like her were elected representatives.

“Mr. President, the country I ‘come from,’ & the country we all swear to, is the United States,” the first-term lawmaker said in a string of tweets.

“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.”

The criticism from Ocasio-Cortez came shortly after Trump targeted a group of progressive congresswomen, saying that they should go back to the places they “originally came from” before speaking out about how the United States government should be run.

Trump also claimed that the lawmakers came from countries “whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe.”

“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 it is done,” Trump said in a string of early morning tweets. “These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough.”

Trump’s tweets were aimed at four freshman House Democrats, including Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).

Omar was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, before coming to the U.S. as a refugee with her family. Pressley was born in Cincinnati, while Tlaib was born in Detroit. Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York. They are all U.S. citizens.

Ocasio-Cortez said that Trump’s remarks displayed that he didn’t “believe in America” where women like her, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley are in Congress.

“You are angry because you can’t conceive of an America that includes us. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder,” she said. “You won’t accept a nation that sees healthcare as a right or education as a #1 priority, especially where we’re the ones fighting for it.”

Ocasio-Cortez later added that “on top of not accepting an America that elected us, Trump cannot accept that we don’t fear you, either.”

“You can’t accept that we will call your bluff & offer a positive vision for this country. And that’s what makes you seethe,” she said.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-N.Y.) called the comments “xenophobic,” arguing that Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan is really about “making America white again.”

Other Several Democratic lawmakers also denounced Trump’s remarks on Sunday.

Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), who recently left the GOP to become an Independent, called the comments “racist and disgusting.”

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