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Rep. Ilhan Omar. Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images

President Trump tweeted a nativist attack on Democratic congresswomen Sunday, arguing that legislators should "go back" and fix their own countries before attempting to shape American government.

What they're saying: Trump claimed Democratic congresswomen who come from struggling nations but criticize America's government should "go back." House Speaker Pelosi responded that the comments serve as evidence that Trump's "plan to 'Make America Great Again' has always been about making America white again."

Between the lines: As pointed out by Media Matters for America's Matthew Gertz, Fox News had been touting similar condemnations of the progressive women just minutes before Trump's tweets.

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Reality check: Trump didn't specifically name anyone he thinks should "go back," but of the 4 progressive Democratic congresswomen in headlines for clashing with Pelosi — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley — only Omar is an immigrant to the United States.

Editor's note: This post has been clarified to change "immigrant legislators" to "legislators" in the first paragraph.

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Second senior Matt Gaetz aide resigns amid federal investigation

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Devin Murphy, Rep. Matt Gaetz's legislative director, has stepped down amid a federal investigation into sex trafficking allegations against the Florida Republican congressman, the New York Times first reported and Axios has confirmed.

The latest: "It's been real," Murphy wrote in an email, obtained by Axios, to Republican legislative directors on Saturday morning, with the subject line: "Well...bye."

Rep. Dan Crenshaw says he'll be blind for a month after eye surgery

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) in Washington, D.C., in December 2020. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) said in a statement Saturday he will be blind for roughly a month after getting surgery to reattach the retina in left eye.

Why it matters: Crenshaw, who lost his right eye and sustained severe damage to his left eye during his third deployment to Afghanistan in 2012, said he will be "pretty much off the grid for the next few weeks."