In a controversial tweet Sunday, President Trump attacked a group of progressive Democratic congresswomen, suggesting that they should go back home and fix their crime-infested communities.
Our President did not explicitly mention the congresswomen he was referring to, but it was viewed mainly as an attack against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
Out of the four young politicians, only Omar, who comes from Somalia, was not born in America. Pressley is of African-American descent and was born in Chicago, IL. Tlaib is a first-generation American citizen born and raised in a family of Palestinian immigrants. Ocasio-Cortez comes from a New York-Puerto-Rican family.
The four democrats did not remain silent and responded immediately to Trump. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pointed out that her home country was the same Trump sworn to. Omar went further branding Trump ''the worst and inept head of state we have ever witnessed. Tlaib asked for Trump's impeachment.
Bernie Sanders was among the first 2020 candidates to comment on the latest Trump's tweet. According to Sanders, the tweet summarizes all the reasons why the Vermont senator keeps calling him ''a racist.''
Justin Amash, the former Republican who left GOP at the beginning of July, echoed Sanders' words defining the Trump's tweet as ''racist and disgusting.''
The former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton fired back at Trump, asserting that he was right about one single thing - that the government in Washington was a catastrophe.
The fellow Democrat and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the President of xenophobic comments targeting the unity of our nation. Pelosi pointed out that Trump has proved once again that his subtle view of ''Make America Great Again'' was ''Make America White Again.''
According to California Senator Kamala Harris, Trump's tweet was racist and un-American.
The Republicans remained silent and did not come to Trump's defense on the Internet. One of the few people to support Trump's comments were the hosts of ''Fox & Friends.''
Asked to comment on the tweet, Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, said that it was an example of ''rhetoric for the presidential race.''
That is not the first time when President Trump has been accused of expressing racist views. When he entered politics, he made the false claim that Barack Obama was not born in the USA. During his presidential campaign, Trump referred to Mexicans as ''racists.'' During an official meeting in the White House last year, the President publicly wondered why Washington was admitting immigrants from ''shithole countries.''
What is your opinion? Do you think that President Trump's tweet is racist?