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Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back At ‘Angry’ Trump For Telling Dems To ‘Go Back’ To Where ‘They Came’ From


Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back At ‘Angry’ Trump For Telling Dems To ‘Go Back’ To Where ‘They Came’ From

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back at President Trump on Sunday after he told a group of progressive Democratic lawmakers to go back to the “crime infested places from which they came,” saying that his angry comments showed he is not capable of conceiving of an America that includes elected women of color.

“Mr. President, the country I ‘come from,’ & the country we all swear to, is the United States,” the first-term lawmaker tweeted.

“But given how you’ve destroyed our border with inhumane camps, all at a benefit to you & the corps who profit off them, you are absolutely right about the corruption laid at your feet.”

The criticism from Ocasio-Cortez came shortly after Trump tweeted: “So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run.”

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done,” he added. “These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that [Speaker] Nancy Pelosi [D-Calif.] would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”

Although Trump did not identify the lawmakers, the remarks came amid a week of escalating tension between Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and a group of four freshman House Democrats, including Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).

Omar was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, before coming to the U.S. as a refugee with her family. Pressley was born in Cincinnati, while Tlaib was born in Detroit. Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York. They are all U.S. citizens.

Ocasio-Cortez said that Trump’s remarks displayed that he didn’t “believe in America” where women like her, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley are in Congress.

“You are angry because you can’t conceive of an America that includes us. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder,” she said. “You won’t accept a nation that sees healthcare as a right or education as a #1 priority, especially where we’re the ones fighting for it.”

Ocasio-Cortez added that “on top of not accepting an America that elected us, [Trump] cannot accept that we don’t fear you, either.”

“You can’t accept that we will call your bluff & offer a positive vision for this country. And that’s what makes you seethe,” she said.


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