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Days After Leaving The GOP, Rep. Amash Blasts Trump’s Tweets As ‘Racist And Disgusting’


Days After Leaving The GOP, Rep. Amash Blasts Trump’s Tweets As ‘Racist And Disgusting’

Representative Justin Amash, who earlier this month announced his decision to leave the Republican party, blasted President Donald Trump’s Sunday morning tweetstorm suggesting that progressive congresswomen should “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” as “racist and disgusting.”

“To tell these American citizens (most of whom were born here) to ‘go back’ to the ‘crime infested places from which they came’ is racist and disgusting,” Amash wrote on Twitter, sharing Trump’s controversial tweet.

Amash, whose parents immigrated to the United States, became the first GOP member of Congress to call for Trump’s impeachment before leaving the party this month, declaring himself an independent.

In his Sunday tweets, Trump took aim at “‘Progressive’ Democratic Congresswomen,” lashing out at them for “telling” the U.S. “how our government is to be run.” He suggested they should return to the countries “from which they came.” Continuing, he said “you can’t leave fast enough.”

Trump was commenting on the tension between Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the group of four freshman progressives — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) — that has come to be known as the “squad.”

In response to the president’s tweets, Rep. Ted Lieu called Trump a “racist ass.”

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) denounced Trump’s tweets as a “xenophobic” attack that reaffirmed his plan is to make “America white again.”

“When @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again,” Pelosi said on Twitter. “Our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power.”

Pelosi said she rejected Trump’s “xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation.”

“Rather than attack Members of Congress, he should work with us for humane immigration policy that reflects American values,” she continued.


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