The United States President Donald Trump has said that the lawmakers have a responsibility to love and embrace the nation, as he disclaims the remarks of “send her back” by his supporters against a Democratic Congresswoman.
On Thursday, President Trump told reporters at the White House that “the Congressmen and women also have a big obligation in this country and in every country…. And the obligation is to love your country.”
He replied to a query about his supporters uttering “send her back” against Representative Ilhan Omar at a road rally in North Carolina on July 17.
President Trump said, “I’m not happy about when I hear a chant-like that. And I’ve said that and I’ve said it very strongly.”
Somali-born Ilhan Omar, and three other non-white Democrat Congresswomen- Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib have been recently criticized by the US President in a number of “racist” tweets.
“They have such hatred. I’ve seen statements that they made with such hatred toward our country and I don’t think that’s a good thing,” the US President said, “They should embrace our country. They should love our country. And things would be a lot better.”
Donald Trump has described his supporters as those who have love and respect for the nation.
“I want them to keep loving our country. And I think the Congresswomen, by the way, should be more positive than they are. The Congresswomen have a lot of problems,” added President Trump.
The Congresswomen were informally called as “the Squad” have been negative of the harsh immigration policies of Donald Trump.
“When you look at the statements they made that were so bad and so horrible to our country,” President Trump said, “It’s hard to believe that they could make statements like that.”
Earlier, the US President has accused them of hating the nation and recommended them to “go back” to where they came from.
The controversial remarks and tweets by the US President have triggered widespread uproar as the US House of Representatives had passed a resolution to condemn his “racist” remarks.
President Trump alleged that the leading voices of the Democrats were “left-wing extremists”. He continued that these left-wing ideologues declined everything the nation stands for and see “our nation as a force of evil.”