Fox News anchor Bret Baier called out President Trump’s hypocritical attacks targeting four Democratic congresswomen of color – Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) – claiming that they “hate our country” and urging them to “leave” if they don’t “like it in the U.S.”
Trump on Monday doubled down on his racist tweets telling the congresswomen to “go back” to their countries of origin, telling reporters his tweets didn’t “say leave forever. It says leave, but what it says and what that, John, what that says is if they’re not happy with the United States, if they’re doing nothing but criticizing us all the time, you see these people walking down criticizing the United States.”
Baier noted on Wednesday that the president himself had engaged in the same critical rhetoric of the U.S. that he is now accusing Democrats of.
“It’s important to put the caveat here that as a candidate, candidate Donald Trump had some negative things to say about America at that time as well and different circumstances. So have you to put all that have in context,” Baier said.
“But right now … [Trump’s] pillars for the 2020 race [are]: I am not going to allow socialism to take over. American patriotism and pride. Sovereignty along our borders and stopping illegal immigration. Probably late-term abortion and the economy if it continues to cook.”
While announcing his presidential bid in 2015, Trump said: “We are 26th in the world, 25 countries are better than us in education. And some of them are like third world countries. But we’re becoming a third world country, because of our infrastructure, our airports, our roads, everything.”
“Sadly, the American dream is dead,” he declared.
Here’s a montage of Trump’s anti-American rhetoric:
The President said multiple times over the past few days that if the Democratic Congresswomen don't like America, they should leave.
— Hardball (@hardball) July 16, 2019
Watch Bret Baier’s remarks below: