Donald Trump renewed his attacks on Sunday on four Democratic congresswomen he launched xenophobic tweets in opposition to last week, demanding they apologize “for the horrible (hateful) issues they’ve mentioned.”
“I do not consider the four Congresswomen are able to love our Nation,” Trump tweeted of ethnic-minority first-term Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley.
“They need to apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) issues they’ve mentioned. They’re destroying the Democrat Party, however, are weak & insecure individuals who can never destroy our great Nation!” the president tweeted.
The feedback comes a week after Trump sparked a firestorm of outrage when he attacked the legislators in a series of tweets, saying they need to “return” to their nations of origin.
The group – all Americans, three of whom have been born in the United States – are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African-American descent.
In an uncommon move, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Tuesday condemned Trump for “racist comments” in opposition to the four Congresswomen, who’re often called the “Squad.”
The next day chants of “Send her back!” broke out at the president’s Make America Great Again rally in Greenville, North Carolina, when he again attacked the ladies.
Trump claimed falsely that Omar had mentioned Al-Qaeda made her “proud” and he described the congresswomen as “left-wing ideologues (who) see our nation as a force of evil.”