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Trump Tells Congresswomen In ‘Racist Tweet’ To ‘Go Back’ To ‘Broken And Crime Infested’ Countries


Trump Tells Congresswomen In ‘Racist Tweet’ To ‘Go Back’ To ‘Broken And Crime Infested’ Countries

Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) on Sunday blasted President Trump over the “racist tweet” in which he told a group of progressive congresswomen to go back to the “totally broken and crime infested places” they came from.

“That’s a racist tweet. Telling people to go back where they came from?” Luján, the highest-ranking Latino in the House, told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

“These are American citizens elected by voters in the United States of America,” he added.

Luján said the president should focus on issues such as immigration and drug prices, not “picking these fights” and “saying such racist things.”

“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,” Trump said in an early morning string of tweets.

“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!”

Trump’s tweets did not identify any members of Congress by name, but the tweets came after he defended Speaker Nancy Pelosi amid tensions with four progressive freshman Democrats: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.). All of the four except Omar, who is a U.S. citizen, were born in the United States.


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