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Trump’s racist attack against Democratic congresswomen

Trump used racist language to attack progressive Democratic congresswomen, falsely implying they weren't natural-born American citizens.
15.07.2019 - 10:43

US 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.

"LEAVE THE US"

"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.

ATTACK WAS MADE AGAINST "THE SQUAD"

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.