President Trump is continuing his attacks on four progressive congresswomen of color after tweeting last weekend that they should go back to the “crime infested places from which they came.” He tweeted Sunday, “I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said. They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation!”
On Friday, Trump said that Congressmember Ilhan Omar is “lucky to be where she is.” He also praised his supporters who chanted “send her back” last week—referring to Omar, who is originally from Somalia—calling them “incredible patriots,” despite disavowing the racist chants just a day earlier. On Saturday, Trump retweeted a right-wing British media personality who praised his attacks on the congresswomen and his crowd of supporters. Katie Hopkins tweeted, “New Campaign slogan for #2020? ’Don’t love it? Leave it!’ Send her back is the new lock her up. Well done to #TeamTrump.” Hopkins has previously compared migrants to “cockroaches” and “feral humans.”
At a town hall Saturday, New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back at Trump.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “He’s been thinking this the entire time, but he’s been keeping it in here. And this week it went out here, when he started telling American citizens. Where are we going to go? We’re going to stay right here. That’s where we’re going to go. We’re not going anywhere.”