Trump Doubles Down on Comments Targeting Group of Progressive Congresswomen

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Posted: Jul 15, 2019 7:30 AM
Trump Doubles Down on Comments Targeting Group of Progressive Congresswomen

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President Trump refused to back down even after his comments targeting a group of progressive Democratic women sparked widespread outrage.

"So sad to see the Democrats sticking up for people who speak so badly of our Country and who, in addition, hate Israel with a true and unbridled passion. Whenever confronted, they call their adversaries, including Nancy Pelosi, 'RACIST,'" Trump tweeted.

"Their disgusting language and the many terrible things they say about the United States must not be allowed to go unchallenged. If the Democrat Party wants to continue to condone such disgraceful behavior, then we look even more forward to seeing you at the ballot box in 2020!" he continued.

The president’s earlier tweets appeared to target progressive Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, encouraging them to go help the countries they came from before lecturing about how the U.S. government should work. 

The lawmakers and Democratic critics at large all denounced the suggestion as racist, sexist, and xenophobic.