Political giants such as UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, Hillary Clinton and others have slammed President Donald Trump for his tweet on 7th July in which he asked Democrat Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota to go back to their corrupt, broken and crime infested countries. Three of the four women Trump asked to go back to their countries were born in the United States. Only Omar, who came to the US as a refugee from Somalia when she was a child, was born outside the country.
Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, told CNN that “Those tweets are racist and xenophobic.” Theresa May, has called President Donald Trump’s tweets about a group of Democratic congresswomen “completely unacceptable.” Hillary took to Twitter to slam Trump saying: “They’re from America. And you’re right about one thing: Currently their government is a complete and total catastrophe.” Rep. Ted Lieu also unloaded on Trump for attacking his colleagues.
While speaking on MSNBC , Jon Meacham, who is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian says President Donald Trump “has joined Andrew Johnson as the most racist president in American history.” He added that Trump has stoked racism with both his recent comments as well as his “birther” lies about former President Barack Obama.” The women Trump is referring to are American citizens, so it is not clear which countries Trump wants them to go back to.
When asked to weigh in on U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial tweets telling four congresswomen of colour to “go back” to where they came from, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “That’s not how we do things in Canada.”
Nancy Pelosi says that Trump saying he wants to make America great again is actually trying to make America white again by going against the people of color. Pelosi added on Twitter that “our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power.” Pelosi added that “I reject @realDonaldTrump’s xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation.”
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Tlaib who is one of the women referred to, responded to Trump’s attack in a video published on Twitter. She said: “This is our country. No amount of hate filled bullying from the White House is going to change that. We’re going to fight back together and we’re going to become stronger for it. Please know that I won’t back down, no kind of attack to silence me is going to work.”