Donald Trump tells “progressive Democrat congresswomen,” including Ilhan Omar, to “go back and fix the crime infested places from which you came” after they hammered him over the deplorable conditions at migrant detention centers in Texas.
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.”
Echoes of Jim Crow: Donald Trump tells brown-skinned female lawmakers to go back where they came from even though three were born in America.
“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” he continued in a second tweet. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!” he wrote.
….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….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar was a refugee from Somalia, while Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s family comes from Palestine. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has Puerto Rican roots. This is the shithole countries Part II attack. Trump’s ex-wife, Ivana, and his current wife, Melania, are immigrant, plus his mother is from Scotland, but they’re white, so that’s okay. He continues to attack immigrants of color to gin up his base of white supporters. This is straight out of a white nationalist playbook.
Reaction on Twitter:
3 of the 4 Congresswomen you just attacked were born in the USA 🇺🇸 where many people are saying your administration is indeed “a complete and total catastrophe” so congrats @potus you played yourself. pic.twitter.com/aLOmlc6b1Z
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) July 14, 2019
Setting aside the fact that these four congresswomen are American citizens and three were born in Ohio, Michigan and New York – there are few statements in this country that invoke its long, deep and hateful history of racism more than “Go back to…” pic.twitter.com/DiMTOI9a10
— Kimberly Atkins (@KimberlyEAtkins) July 14, 2019
— veronicanyce (@VeronicaNyce) July 14, 2019