‘So Sad’: Trump Complains About Being Called Racist After Racist Twitter Rant

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter late Sunday to defend himself amid criticism from an earlier tweet telling a progressive group of Democratic women in Congress to “go back” to their countries.

“So sad to see Democrats sticking up for people who speak so badly of our Country and who, in addition, hate Israel with a true and unbridled passion,” the president wrote. “Whenever confronted, they call their adversaries, including Nancy Pelosi, ‘RACIST.'”

“Their disgusting language and the many terrible things they say about the United States must not be allowed to go unchallenged,” he added, urging his supporters to defeat Democrats at the ballot box in 2020.

The president kicked off a firestorm early Sunday with a tweet directed at progressive Democratic congresswomen, writing, “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

Though Trump didn’t mention the members of Congress by name, it’s likely his tirade was referring to Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) Omar was born in Somalia before migrating to the United States as a refugee and eventually becoming a naturalized citizen. Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez, and Pressley are all natural born citizens of the United States.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has feuded within her party with the outspoken progressive group of freshman congresswomen, condemned the president’s tweet on Sunday and said it “reaffirms his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again.”

“I reject [Donald Trump’s] xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation,” she added.

Trump’s initial tweet was widely labeled as racist by his critics, but Republicans in Congress have largely remained silent.

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Phyllis Softa
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I am tired of the faux shock and outrage every time Trump says something racist. He has been spewing sexist, racist, xenophobic and down right STUPID statements for decades. Of course he tweeted something racist. It is not the first time or the last time. He will do it again next week and the week after. He’s 73 yrs old. He probably could not change his beliefs or give up his con artist ways if he wanted to. He is so predictable he is boring. When he was forced to give up on the citizenship question, everyone knew what was… Read more »

General Confusion
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Just so that there is no confusion, at all, anyone who stands behind King Donald The Loser’s acts or statements of racism, xenophobia and bigotry are also bigots, racists and xenolhobes.

Otis
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The outlandish charges of xenophobia are not as toxic as the reality of what this Socialist cabal are pushing. Who the hell do these people think they are? They are certainly not worthy of the offices they hold and are definitely anti-American.

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