“Racist” Donald Trump Tells Congresswomen To “Go Back” To Countries They Came From

US President Donald Trump has been accused of racism after posting tweets attacking Democratic congresswomen.

Mr. Trump in his tweets claimed that women “originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe” and suggested then to “go back”.

He then said Speaker Nancy Pelosi “would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements”.

This development comes a week after Ms Pelosi clashed with “the squad”, a group of four left-wing Democratic women of colour. Among the four Congresswoman were Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar.

Donald Trump wrote, “So interesting to see ‘progressive’ Democrat congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”

The President did not name the congresswomen he was talking about. However, from the reference to Ms. Pelosi it has widely been assumed he was referring to Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Ms. Tlaib, Ms. Pressley and Ms. Omar.

Over the past week Ms. Pelosi has clashed with Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, who accused her of singling out women of colour for criticism following disagreement between Democrats over a border security bill.

Pelosi, Speaker of the House, quoted Trump’s tweet and described them as “xenophobic”.

Tlaib, congresswoman for Michigan’s 13th district called for Trump’s impeachment.

While, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted to Mr. Trump, “On top of not accepting an America that elected us, you cannot accept that we don’t fear you either.”

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