Sometimes, politics truly goes all out with those “are you serious” times. President Donald Trump has been in the electric chair since Sunday, July 14, when he praised a group of Democratic congresswomen and told them to “go back where they came from, ” despite all four being U.S. citizens. Well now a day later, Trump called on those Democratic congresswomen to apologize after he instigated the conflict in the first place. Oh, sure.
Over the past few epoches, Trump has taken to Twitter to call out progressive Democratic congresswomen for their views and political postures. Nonetheless, Trump made it one stair further by claim in a July 14 tweet that certain congresswomen should “go back and facilitate fix the totally broken and crime infested residences from which they came.” Trump hasn’t mentioned the politicians precisely by word, but he appears to be referring to a group of four rookie congresswomen who have gotten the name “the Squad”: Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezof New York, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. All four are women of color who have honestly enunciated their opposition to the Trump administration. Elite Daily reached out to the White House for comment on the tweet and to whom the president was referring at the time, but did not discover back.
On Monday, July 15, Trump continued his outburst against the group, stating via Twitter that he thought that “radical left congresswomen” should “apologize” to the United State, Israel, and to the chairman personally for their “foul language.” Um, OK. Trump wrote,
When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have worked, and the awful things they have said. So numerous people are angry at them& their horrifying& disgusting activities ! blockquote>
He later doubled down on his notes, saying at a White House event on July 15, “all I’m saying[ is ], they want to leave, they can leave.” The White House is not to be addressed Elite Daily’s request for additional provide comments on Trump’s demand for an apology.
In another tweet, Trump claimed that Democratic congresswomen’s terms represent “racist hatred.” However, Trump telling four women of color — again, who are all U.S. citizens, and three of whom are born free in the United Government — to “go back where they came from” isn’t necessarily “the worlds largest” uncontroversial affirmation, either. Trump wrote,If Democrat want to unite around the foul language& prejudiced hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular& unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I can tell you that they have prepared Israel feel vacated by the U.S . blockquote>
Trump’s mention of Israel appears to reference controversial proclamations Omar obliged in early February seeing AIPAC, a pro-Israel lobbying group whose mission is to strengthen relations between the U.S. and Israel. Omar critiqued the lobbying society by claim that AIPAC has been allegedly paying U.S. legislators to promote pro-Israel policies, which led some social media customers to claim Omar’s criticisms were anti-Semitic.In a tweet at the time, AIPAC said it would not be deterred by “by ill-informed and illegitimate onrushes, ” while Omar herself shared an “unequivocal” apology to Twitter on Feb. 11. Omar’s criticism of AIPAC received serious resistance from fellow politicians, including President Trump — many of whom called for the Democratic congresswoman to renounce. However, Omar responded to Trump’s call with a serious clapback of her own, and pointed to his own contentious statements.
Trump and the Democratic congresswomen certainly don’t have the best relationship at the moment, and it looks like it’s merely getting more heated. Following Trump’s July 14 tweet, Ocasio-Cortez responded to Trump’s “go back” comment by claiming the president relies on a “frightened America” to advance his agenda, and refuses to accept a diverse nation.
Another day, another Twitter brawl. I, for one, skepticism Trump can expect an justification from these women. So, he’ll only have to sit tight.