Trump Brushes Off Concerns Over Racist Tweets: ‘Many People Agree With Me’

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President Trump earned wide condemnation after a string of racist tweets over the weekend in which he suggested a group of Democratic congresswomen should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

But as has become his custom, President Trump refused to apologize for the racist remarks. A reporter asked Trump if he’s concerned that “white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you,” at the White House on Monday.

“It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me,” Trump shot back. “All I’m saying, if they want to leave, they can leave. Now, it doesn’t say leave forever — it says leave if you want.”

He went on to accuse his targets of “doing nothing but criticizing us all the time” before bragging about the recent stock market bump.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was among those critical of Trump too, defending her young colleagues in a tweet, writing “when Donald Trump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again.”

Though Trump never named his targets, the tweet appeared to be aimed at a group of four progressive women of color elected to Congress in 2018. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the apparent targets, called the tweets “hallmark language of white supremacists.”

The Oval Office tweets served to unite a Democratic caucus that was suffering from some infighting between those young progressive congresswomen and the party bosses. Speaker Pelosi announced Monday that the House would vote to condemn the racist tweets, saying “our caucus will continue to forcefully respond to these disgusting attacks.”

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General Confusion
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“I paid all of my social security” Cherl Right, and who do you think are trying to take even that away from you? Let me help you out – IT’S THE REPUBLICANS! “to see criminals, child abusers and traffickers think that this country owes them a new life makes me want to vote for a president who agrees with me” Cherl So what percentage of these refugees and immigrants do you yourself believe are “criminals”? 16%? 54%? 75%? 92%? 100%? And, yes, I am quite capable of creating my own content. Even if it is obvious, I try to names… Read more »

Cherl
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General Confused. If you had a brain it would be washed by now. Your latest epic was just too much blathering to be of interest. Having worked for over 30 years as an independent contractor I paid all of my social security. I will never recover what I paid. So to see criminals, child abusers and traffickers think that this country owes them a new life makes me want to vote for a president who agrees with me. They know they are breaking the law and these foul mouthed four know it too. Legal/ illegal? Let me guess what’s ok… Read more »

General Confusion
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James, James, James. You are more than confused. Firstly, remember that the recent new Congress is only half a year old, so all of the freshmen members have had a limited amount of time to research and propose new bills. AOC alone has sponsored three House Resolutions: H.R. 109 commonly known as the Green New Deal (in committee); H.R.2930, an Act to control loansharking (referred to committee); H.R. 3685 (referred to committee), which helps to protect tenents in federal housing. I am sure that this surprizing news to you will incentivize you to look into what the other 3 have… Read more »

James
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Generally Confused: Can YOU name ONE Law, project, idea or nightmare any of the 4 have put forth to IMPROVE anything in the United States? (Crickets) NO, you cannot. Because NONE of them have done anything since they were sworn into Office EXCEPT to bark like a pack of rabid dogs (you know the term, I’m sure) or bray like jackasses to fix anything they complain about or condemn our great President for Immigration – NO. (Enter all murderers, rapists and thieves) Healthcare – NO (They want “Medicare for All” to finish destroying the seniors healthcare system) Border Security –… Read more »

General Confusion
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You are confused by good policies, Cherl. Just because you don’t like something, or to say more accurately, you think or have been convinced by others that you don’t like something, doesn’t mean that it isn’t good or right or isn’t needed. You aren’t being rational, if that is what you believe. Calling everyone that you don’t agree with a socialist, as if that is a bad thing, isn’t rational. Let Paul Ryan and his ilk take away your SOCIAL Security and let us hear you squeak. I haven’t heard you protest King Donald the Loser giving big corporate farmers… Read more »

Cherl
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General Confusion. Well you sure chose an appropriate alter ego. You say that you’re confused. Check. You appear to believe that you’re an expert on “ignorant people “. Check again. Now exactly how do you think that this unlikely group is going to “ improve this country and make it work better”? What they are good at is causing turmoil and hate. They will be the demise of the Democrats if people like you agree with socialism and screaming racist at anyone they don’t like. Discord. That’s what they’re really good at and continuing to preach.

General Confusion
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I am confused, Phoenix. You seem to be ignoring the fact that three out of the four unnamed Congresswomen ARE BORN IN THE USofA! So, the King sure is right that they are needed to “help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Just because one wants to improve this country and make it work better does NOT mean that that person “hates” this country or “aren’t happy here”. All in Congress are US citizens and they have the legitimate right to do what they can to make this country better. That’swhy they get elected.… Read more »

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I may not agree with a lot of what these congress reps are saying, but they were elected so obviously their constituents have concerns that aren’t be addressed by really either Democrats or Republicans. Also, you cannot say you support legal immigrants and then tell them to go home when they decide to be involved in politics. I think anyone would admit there’s issues in the areas these folks have loudly conplained about – that there is a difference of opinion on how to fix it is hardly reason enough for the sitting president to tell them to go back… Read more »

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