Trump Tells Democratic Congresswomen to ‘Go Back’ to ‘Fix’ Countries They Came From

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) addresses a small rally on immigration rights at the temporary installation of a replica of the Statue of Liberty at Union Station in Washington, U.S. May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) addresses a small rally on immigration rights at the temporary installation of a replica of the Statue of Liberty at Union Station in Washington, U.S. May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told a group of mostly American-born Democratic congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” a comment that was condemned by Democrats as racist.

“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe… viciously telling the people of the United States… how our government is to be run,” Trump said in a series of three comments on Twitter.

While he did not mention names, Trump appeared to be referring to first-year Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan – a group known as “the squad” that has been very critical of Trump and also of the current Democratic leadership of the House.

FILE PHOTO: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) questions Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy" in Washington, U.S. July 10, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott
FILE PHOTO: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) questions Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy” in Washington, U.S. July 10, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Only Omar, whose family left Somalia as refugees and arrived in Minneapolis in 1997, was born outside the United States.

“Mr. President, the country I ‘come from,’ and the country we all swear to, is the United States,” Ocasio-Cortez, like Trump a native of New York City, responded on Twitter. “You are angry because you can’t conceive of an America that includes us. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, has feuded with the group in an increasingly bitter intra-party fight, but came to their defense Sunday along with other Democratic colleagues. She called Trump’s comments “xenophobic.”

“When @realDonaldTrump 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,” she said on Twitter.

“Do I fit into the President’s category?” U.S. Senator Dick Durbin on Illinois, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” mentioning his family’s Lithuanian heritage.

“Thanks goodness,” he said of Omar’s journey from refugee to one of only two Muslim women elected to Congress, along with Tlaib, a native of Detroit. “That is what America holds as a dream. The president should not diminish it.”

(Reporting by Howard Schneider; Editing by Mary Milliken, Rosalba O’Brien and Daniel Wallis)

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Patti Harrison
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Ohhhhhh…. Ms. Omar, you can nothing for this, as your alllegiance is to Allah and your faith, you would prefer all Americans Muslim, and that will never happen, period! Here in America we are born free, and we will die free!

Bonnie Keever
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If these women was to go to back to the country they are they would have no rights they be treated like shit so done with the Democrats

Bonnie Keever
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Let me get this straight the Democrats constantly call Trump a racist which he is not belittle him they make hate statements bond and determine every American is going to get their agenda shoved down there throats calling the detention that hold illegals that is right illegals a concentration camp and the boarder patrol the Nazi American voters Nazi racist they don’t matter because they choose Trump over Clinton and Trump tells them to go back to their country (which in any argument that is what the left tells us ) he is a racist again and trying to make… Read more »

Tom Bodine
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Once again Trump pimps the left and drives them crazy, isn’t the one with the towel too tight the one that said 911 was just some people that did something ?

Patty Dougherty
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Patty Dougherty

I agree with our president. These democrats are making America worse than ever. Go away and clean up your neighborhoods. Let us enjoy the good life that Trump has been giving us!!! Quit tearing us apart with your race baiting!!!

Noah_Vaile
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Noah_Vaile

Born in America yet not Americans.
Trump has it right on this one.
Again.

Millie Tyler
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You know how people say things that are either extremely obvious or extremely ridiculous- to be funny? I’m married to someone who does that a lot. Captain Obvious is like that. President Trump stated something obvious and at the same time ridiculous (to imagine them actually helping any country) and it would be hilarious- if not for the sad truth behind his words.

Cherl
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Isn’t it funny (not really) how these inexperienced and loudmouthed miserables decide that they know what’s best for this country? They intentionally misquote and create discontent. The hate is theirs. Shame on those who voted for them and gave them a disrespectful and uninformed voice.

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