Trump Tells Congresswomen to 'Go Back' to the Countries They Came From
Headline Roundup July 14th, 2019
President Donald Trump prompted backlash after he tweeted that progressive Democratic congresswomen should "go back" to countries they came from and fix problems there, "then come back and show us how it is done" instead of "loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States ... how our government is to be run." Commentators on both the left and right condemned the comments, with many calling the comments racist.
President Trump’s comments Sunday about “Progressive Democratic Congresswomen” prompted a furious response from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who tweeted at Mr. Trump, “you can’t conceive of an America that includes us.”
US President Donald Trump has been accused of racism after posting tweets attacking Democratic congresswomen.
He claimed the women "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe", before suggesting they "go back".
He then said Speaker "Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements".
President Trump on Sunday weighed in on the friction between a group of four freshman Democratic congresswomen and Speaker Nancy Pelosi: He suggested that the congresswomen — none of whom are white — should “go back and help fix” the countries they came from. His message was immediately seized upon by Democrats, who called it a racist trope.