Trump tells progressive congresswomen to ‘return’ to the place they got here from
US President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he walks to Marine One previous to departing from the South Garden of the White Home in Washington, DC, July 5, 2019.
Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Pictures
President Donald Trump stated Sunday that progressive Democratic congresswomen ought to return to the international locations the place they got here from in a collection of tweets that Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi labelled “xenophobic.”
“So fascinating to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who initially got here from international locations whose governments are a whole and complete disaster, the worst, most corrupt and inept anyplace on this planet (in the event that they also have a functioning authorities in any respect), now loudly and viciously telling the folks of america, the best and strongest Nation on earth, how our authorities is to be run,” Trump wrote in a collection of tweets Sunday morning.
Trump didn’t specify who he was referring to however was seemingly tweeting about 4 Democratic freshman members of Congress: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib. All 4 girls of colour have opposed Trump on various points, together with the remedy of migrants at immigration detention services. Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley and Tlaib have been born and raised in america, whereas Omar was born in Mogadishu, Somalia and have become a U.S. citizen when she was 17.
“Why do not they return and assist repair the completely damaged and crime infested locations from which they got here. Then come again and present us how it’s carried out. These locations want your assist badly, you may’t depart quick sufficient,” he added.
He ended the collection of tweets by saying that he is certain that “Nancy Pelosi could be very completely happy to shortly work out free journey preparations!” The Home Speaker has clashed repeatedly with the 4 freshmen Congresswomen from her occasion.
Pelosi tweeted in response that by telling 4 American congresswomen to return to their international locations, Trump “reaffirms his plan to ‘Make American Nice Once more’ has at all times been about making America white once more.”
“Our range is our energy and our unity is our energy,” she added.
In a second tweet, Pelosi wrote that she rejected Trump’s “xenophobic feedback meant to divide our nation” and that the president ought to as a substitute be working with Democrats on “humane” immigration coverage.
“Cease the raids,” she wrote, referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation raids that started yesterday throughout the nation.
Representatives for Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, Tlaib and Omar didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.