In the aftermath of fierce condemnation for issuing racist tweets at minority congresswomen earlier this month, President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter Monday, labeling stories that his resolution to double down on his remarks concerned pre-determined speaking factors and opposition analysis as “fake news.”
Trump falsely claimed “there were no talking points” simply days after issuing a speech on the White House on July 15, the place he used a “Made in America” occasion meant to showcase U.S. manufacturing to once more inform 4 Democratic lawmakers—Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota—they “can leave right now” in the event that they had been dissatisfied with the U.S.
Photos captured by a Washington Post photographer confirmed that Trump’s notes did, in actual fact, have speaking factors in regards to the progressive lawmakers who’ve been dubbed “The Squad”—all of whom are U.S. residents and of which three had been born within the U.S. The president’s notes particularly referenced Omar, a Somali refugee who got here to the U.S. in 1995 after fleeing her nation years earlier due to a civil battle.
“She came here at 10 years old and is now a congresswoman. That could ONLY happen in America,” Trump’s notes learn. “It is SAD that these women have a record of saying anti-Semitic and anti-American things all the time.”
Trump’s ready remarks continued: “It’s actually DANGEROUS — because it seems like they hate America. My point was if you are not happy here, you can leave.”
At a marketing campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, Wednesday night, attendees chanted “send her back” after Trump once more accused Omar in his ready remarks of not being a proud American, being sympathetic to al-Qaeda and saying she “looks down with contempt on hardworking Americans.”
Trump’s Monday morning tweet additionally included denials about data in a Washington Post story, which stated that “advisers wrote new talking points and handed him reams of opposition research on the four congresswomen.” According to the article, allies, aides and confidants reportedly struggled to relay to the president why his remarks that “The Squad” ought to “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” had been racist and that he ought to pivot to new messages.
“The Amazon Washington Post front page story yesterday was total Fake News. They said ‘Advisors wrote new talking points and handed him reams of opposition research on the four Congresswomen.’ Now really, does that sound like me?” Trump wrote in a sequence of tweets. “What advisors, there were no talking points,……..except for those stated by me, & ‘reams of paper’ were never given to me. It is a made up story meant to demean & belittle. The Post had no sources. The facts remain the same, that we have 4 Radical Left Congresswomen who have said very bad things about Israel & our Country!”
However, Trump didn’t reply to the photographs of his speaking factors that had been taken by photographers final week.
In one other tweet, Trump continued to berate “The Squad,” calling them “a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart.”
Following Trump’s racist tweets, the Democratic-led House moved swiftly final week to go a decision of condemnation. But the formal rebuke to the president solely mustered assist from 4 Republican members. Some of the few GOP representatives who publicly condemned Trump didn’t vote for the decision.
The 4 freshmen congresswomen that make up “The Squad” have hit again repeatedly at Trump on Twitter and in feedback to reporters. The girls have shortly change into political firebrands, typically making headlines with their robust ridicule of Trump and even generally performing as a thorn within the facet of Democratic management.
“This is the agenda of white nationalists, whether it is happening in chat rooms or it’s happening on national TV. And now, it’s reached the White House garden,” Omar stated final week at a press convention together with her colleagues of “The Squad.”
“He would love nothing more than to divide our country based on race, religion, gender orientation, or immigration status,” the freshman lawmaker continued, “because this is the only way he knows he can prevent the solidarity of us working together across all of our differences.”