Trump ticks off Congresswomen.
Blog King, Mass Appeal
WASHINGTON — “Why don’t they go back” where they came from. Those are the racially-charged words of President Donald Trump who’s catching hell after he suggested that a quartet of Democratic congresswomen return to their native land. His targets are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. All four are women of color. “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 and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run,” Trump tweeted.
“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. 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!”
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://t.co/HLKQCotR8T
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 14, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman representative born in the Bronx, lashed out in response. “Mr. President, the country I ‘come from,’ & the country we all swear to, is the United States,” she tweeted. Like Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley and Tlaib were both born in the United States. Omar, on the other hand, arrived as a refugee from Somalia — a Muslim country in East Africa. She became a U.S. citizen in 2000.
When asked if he should seek leniency for his racial remarks, Trump said the congresswomen owe him an apology for spewing profanity. Tlaib, if you recall, once called Trump out of his name, saying Congress would “impeach the motherf*cker!”
“When will the radical left congresswomen apologize to our country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President for the foul language they have said?” Trump tweeted. “So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions.”
Trump’s wife, First Lady Melania Trump, is from Slovenia.
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