Twitter hammers Donald Trump over his racist tweet telling four brown-skinned lawmakers to leave America and go back to their countries: “Go back to Germany.”
Three of the four female lawmakers were born in the U.S., while one was a refugee from Somalia. Trump’s attack is straight out of the white nationalist playbook and is a throwback to the Jim Crow era.
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,” 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, who has been naturalized for nearly 20 years, is a Somali refugee. Rep. Rashida Tlaib was born in Detroit to immigrant parents from Palestine. Rep. Ayanna Pressley was born in Cincinnati and raised in Chicago and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York City, just like Donald Trump, whose grandfather came from Germany and his mother from Scotland.
Twitter hammers Donald Trump over racist tweet aimed at four brown-skinned lawmakers:
On the same logic your grand father came from Germany.
— 💚💛❤️ Emu🇺🇸 (@Emuye06) July 14, 2019
— veronicanyce (@VeronicaNyce) July 14, 2019
Your racism is showing though again. AOC was born in the Bronx. Rashida Talib was born in Detroit. Ayanna Presley was born in Cincinnati and raised in Chicago.
— Dave Hogg (@stareagle) July 14, 2019
— Kristyne 🌿🌱 (@kris4real5) July 14, 2019