Jul 15, 2019

House Democrats condemn Trump's racist tweets

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Trump. Photos: Win McNamee/Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

House Democrats began drafting a resolution on Monday to condemn President Trump's racist tweets against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other congresswomen of color from over the weekend and into Monday, Politico reports.

“This weekend, the President went beyond his own low standards using disgraceful language about Members of Congress. ... This morning, the President doubled down on his attacks on our four colleagues suggesting they apologize to him. Let me be clear, our Caucus will continue to forcefully respond to these disgusting attacks.”
— Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a letter to House Democrats

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Trump escalates attacks on Democratic congresswomen of color

President Trump continued his Twitter attacks on "Radical Left Congresswomen" on Monday, escalating his rhetoric one day after a racist string of tweets said that legislators should "go back" and fix their own countries before shaping American government.

"When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!"
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House condemns Trump for racist tweets

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The House voted 240-187 to condemn President Trump's racist tweets against 4 Democratic congresswomen of color on Tuesday, after an embattled argument on parliamentary procedure.

Context: House Republicans attempted to hold Speaker Nancy Pelosi's words out of order on Tuesday, after she said Trump's tweets against Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib were racist. Trump said the congresswomen should "go back" to where they came from.

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Trump on his racist tweets: "If you’re not happy here, you can leave"

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President Trump dug in further Monday as he defended his tweets attacking freshman congresswomen of color, denying that they were racist.

The big picture: During his comments at the White House, Trump again said that he didn't specifically name anyone in his tweets, despite the fact that four progressive Democratic congresswomen of color — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley — have made headlines for clashing with Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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