Progressive darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is fighting back against President Donald Trump after tweets he made this weekend about AOC and her squad, saying they need to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."
According to Ocasio-Cortez, Trump is leading the Republican Party straight into racism, something that should concern every American.
Trump doubled down on what he said by reiterating his position over the weekend.
Trump also discussed the issue doing a press conference at the White House on Monday.
"I'm watching them and all they do is complain. All I'm saying is if they want to leave they can leave. I mean I look at the one, Omar, I've never met her and the way she talks about Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda has killed many Americans. She said 'you can hold your chest out. When I think of America, huh. When I think of Al Qaeda I can hold my chest out.' She talked about the World Trade Center being knocked down, 'some people' you remember the famous 'some people," Trump said. “These are people who in my opinion hate our country."
Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned Trump's remarks, saying Trump's plan to "make America Great Again" has always been about "making America white again." It's one of the reasons she introduced a resolution to condemn Trump's "xenophobic tweets."