Politics

Republican backlash trickles in on Trump's racist tweets

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President Trump's racist tweets over the weekend attacking Democratic congresswomen of color are beginning to draw some pushback from his Republican colleagues.

What they're saying: Republicans have begun to condemn the president's comments — with Michigan Rep. Fred Upton saying that he was "appalled" and found the president's rhetoric "flat out wrong and uncalled for."

The progressive "squad" fires back at Trump's racist tweets

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Four Democratic congresswomen targeted by President Trump in a racist series of tweets telling them to "go back" to where they came from Sunday responded at a press conference Monday.

What they're saying: The lawmakers — including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Rep. Rashida Tlaib — each offered their takes on the issue.