Trump's Telling Several Congresswomen To 'Go Back' Home Backfired

Monday, 15 Jul, 2019

"Mr. President, the country I 'come from, ' & the country we all swear to, is the United States", she tweeted.

"These places need your help badly, you can't leave fast enough", said Trump.

However, from the reference to Ms Pelosi it has widely been assumed he was referring to Ms Ocasio-Cortez, Ms Tlaib, Ms Pressley and Ms Omar. In addition, Republican Rep. Justin Amash of MI, a Trump critic who recently took steps to leave his party, called the remarks "racist and disgusting".

Democratic Representative from Michigan Rashida Tlaib (C) reacts during her testimony as Democratic Representative from New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (L) and Democratic Representative from Massachusetts Ayanna Pressley (R) comfort her during a hearing of the House Oversight and Reform Committee on The Trump Administration's Child Separation Policy: Substantiated Allegations of Mistreatment.

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Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.), who recently left the Republican Party, called the messages racist.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at President Trump, who tweeted that she and three other congresswomen of color should "go back" to their "broken and crime infested" countries, pointing out that she was born in the United States.

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.

Infighting between liberal and centrist House Democrats was highlighted last week by Pelosi's seemingly dismissive words aimed at the freshman women.

President Trump backed Pelosi last week, after Ocasio-Cortez brought race into the discussion, saying the NY congresswoman had been "very disrespectful". What's more, she said, they do so because they're inherently and deeply racist.

Pressley said on Twitter "THIS is what racism looks like". Instead, Democrats united in denouncing the comments, which evoked the old racist trope of telling a black person to go back to Africa.

In an odd twist of event, Fox News host Sean Hannity, who is a close confidant of Trump, chose to invite Ocasio-Cortez to join his prime-time show for a full hour.

Only Ms Omar was foreign-born, but she emigrated to the U.S. at age 12 after spending much of her childhood in a Kenyan refugee camp.

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Ms Pressley, the first black woman elected to the House from MA, was born in Cincinnati.

Ocasio-Cortez, who was born in NY, has ancestry from Puerto Rico, a USA territory.