On Sunday, the United States President Donald Trump has asked the unnamed Democratic Congresswomen to “go back” from where they came, provoked senior members of the party to brand him as a “racist” and a xenophobe.
It was the latest controversial comment made by the US President, who reportedly referred to nations in 2018 in Africa as “shithole” nations, who has spoken of “an invasion” of undocumented migrants.
In a series of Twitter Prost, President Trump has referred to “Progressive Democrat Congresswomen,” which seems to be a reference to an outfit of outspoken relatively young and liberal women, most are maiden members of the House of Representatives.
These lists include Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
President Trump didn’t disclose whom he referred to but said they “originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world.”
He further accused the women of “viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, how our government is to be run,” adding that “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came?”
Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York, has ancestors from Puerto Rico, which is a United States territory.
Born in Detroit, Tlaib is the first American of Palestinian descent elected to Congress.
Ilhan Omar as a child came to the US from war-torn Somalia, is the first black Muslim woman in Congress.
The highest-ranking Latino member of Congress, Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Lujan said, “That’s a racist tweet.”
Mr. Lujan said, “These are American citizens elected by voters in the United States of America.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has also warned her party to avoid the “menace” of liberal policies provoked by Ocasio-Cortez and the other progressives if Democrats hope to beat President Trump in 2020 Presidential Elections.
However, she further criticized President Trump’s “attack” on Twitter.
“I reject @realDonaldTrump’s xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation,” added Ms. Pelosi.