Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) did not hold back on Monday during an appearance on CNN following her press conference with the three other young women of color in Congress known as “The Squad.”
During her interview with CNN, Tlaib noted that Donald Trump’s attack on her and her colleagues is just a distraction from his failed presiency.
“You’re a child of immigrants here to the United States,” CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer noted. “I’m a child of immigrants here to the United States as well. And all of us can relate specifically to what’s going on, because I’m sure you’ve heard basically most of your life go back where you came from.”
“As you point out, you are the first of two Muslim women to serve in the United States Congress. Why do you think President Trump specifically chose to paint the two of you as disloyal?” Blitzer asked.
“I think he’s the one hates our country because I’m an American, just like anyone else and this is a failed presidency,” Tlaib replied. “He knows it.”
“He has a failed border policy where right now there are children dying in our care,” she noted.
“He has a failed policy on health,” she continued. “To this day, we have people struggling to pay for Insulin, can’t affordable access to health care, to prescription drugs. You have a failed system on our education crisis in our country.”
“This is a failed president. He’s a lawless president. And that’s what he wants to distract us from,” Tlaib concluded.
Take a look at her remarks in the video clip below: