Whew! Just when you thought you have seen it all with the current administration, there is always something new that pops up. On Sunday, Donald Trump took to Twitter (as usual) to address some of our Democratic Congresswomen.
However, it’s what he said that has everyone calling him out for making racist remarks towards these women.
Donnie was quick with the Twitter fingers and said, “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. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
Now although he did not name any names, according to NBC News, he was reportedly referring to Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
Interestingly enough, three of the four women were born in the United States.
Many people took to social media to call Trump out on his remarks.
When I call the president a racist, this is what I'm talking about
We must stand together for justice and dignity towards all. https://t.co/lweeJk7NoF
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 14, 2019
This is racist. These congresswomen are every bit as American as you — and represent our values better than you ever will. https://t.co/BiKtCgqFjF
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) July 14, 2019
Setting aside the fact that these four congresswomen are American citizens and three were born in Ohio, Michigan and New York – there are few statements in this country that invoke its long, deep and hateful history of racism more than “Go back to…” pic.twitter.com/DiMTOI9a10
— Kimberly Atkins (@KimberlyEAtkins) July 14, 2019
It didn’t take too long for Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to call Trump out on his comments.
Roommates, what are your thoughts?