Pelosi Clashes With Trump Online Over 'Attacks' on 'Democratic Congresswomen'

Pelosi Clashes With Trump Online Over 'Attacks' on 'Democratic Congresswomen'

Fox & Friends weekend co-host Jedediah Bila and her co-hosts laughed audibly on Sunday, as they read President Donald Trump's controversial tweet suggesting that progressive Democratic congresswomen should "go back" to their countries, even though most of the legislators targeted by the tweet were born in the U.S. Continuing, he said "you can't leave fast enough". "I'm sure that (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!" In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S. He didn't identify the women but was referring to Reps. Republican Rep. Justin Amash of MI, a Trump critic who recently took steps to leave his party, called the remarks "racist and disgusting".

In a recent New York Times interview, Pelosi was dismissive of the group known as the "Squad," which is made up of AOC, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield was asking Love for her "visceral reaction" to Trump's tweets Sunday afternoon.

Chisholm was a pioneering African American who sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972.

Ms Tlaib was born in Detroit.

All of the squad have emerged not only as fierce critics of Trump's immigration policies, but also at loggerheads with their own party's leader, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. All have emerged as prominent opponents of the Trump administration and key voices in a Democratic party increasingly split over the best way to beat the president next year.

President Trump backed Pelosi last week, after Ocasio-Cortez brought race into the discussion, saying the NY congresswoman had been "very disrespectful".

"Before anybody flips out too much at this tweet, consider that Pelosi advanced this football in her interview with Maureen Dowd", said Macleans editor Andray Domise.

We'll update the list of reactions as they come in. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib's emotional testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Friday. Omar's family fled Somalia when she was a child, during civil war; she was a teenager when she became a U.S. citizen.

And Ms Pressley shared a screenshot of Mr Trump's tweet, adding: "THIS is what racism looks like". And the same could be said of Southern Democrats.

All four women were elected to the House for the first time in the 2018.

Trump's comments echo the bigoted shouts that minorities hear daily to "go back where you came from", said Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

"Fighting for a more flawless union as a person of colour or immigrant is a patriotic act one does out of love of country", she wrote.

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