President Donald Trump sparked a lot of controversy with his Sunday tweet in which he accused four Democrats with racial invective.
On Monday Trump wrote:
“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 and their horrible and disgusting actions!’’
“If Democrats want to unite around the foul language and racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular and unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out,’’ added Trump.
The Monday tweets are a continuation of the Sunday tweets written by Trump in which he was targeting Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. He did not name them in his tweet but people instantly knew who he was addressing. Trump wrote that the congresswomen should go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.
None are white, all are critics of Trump and progressives ranged against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the direction of their party. Together, the four women have become known as “the Squad,’’ according to the Guardian.
But Democrats were not the only ones criticizing Trump for his tweets, as on Monday, several Republicans criticized him for what he wrote. One of them was Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, as he said that the President was wrong and that the congresswomen’s ideas should be defeated on the merits and not on the basis of their ancestry.
Will Hurd, a congressman from Texas, also criticized Trump as he told CNN that the President’s tweets were racist and xenophobic and unbecoming of the leader of the free world. Hurd is also known for criticizing Trump’s immigration policies.