‘Get a list of the HORRIBLE things they have said.’…
(AFP) President Donald Trump strongly denied accusations of racism on Tuesday after launching an attack on a group of far left Democrat congresswomen.
“Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!” tweeted Trump, as US lawmakers prepared to vote on a resolution condemning his “racist comments.”
In a series of tweets launched on Sunday attacking the four lawmakers — who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin — Trump urged them to “go back” to their countries of origin and fix their corrupt cultures and political systems, then return to the U.S. to show how they did it.
Democratic leaders have roundly condemned Trump’s comments, and rallied around the lawmakers — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley, who with the exception of Omar were all born in the United States.
Slamming the “so-called vote” scheduled for later Tuesday as a “Democrat con game,” Trump urged his fellow Republicans not to “show ‘weakness’ and fall into their trap.”
“This should be a vote on the filthy language, statements and lies told by the Democrat Congresswomen, who I truly believe, based on their actions, hate our Country,” the president wrote.
“Get a list of the HORRIBLE things they have said.”
“Nancy Pelosi tried to push them away, but now they are forever wedded to the Democrat Party,” Trump added, in a jab at the House leader who, until now, had a tenuous relationship with the four left-leaning first-term congresswomen.
“See you in 2020!” said the president.
© Agence France-Presse. Liberty Headlines editor Paul Chesser contributed.