President Donald Trump tweeted On Sunday morning, we asked the progressive "women democrats" of Congress "to" return "to their" corrupt "and" unfaithful "countries." He said the women of Congress, probably referring to the "brigade" of progressive beginners , were "strong […] and meanly say to the people of the United States […] how our government should be run. "
Instead, Trump suggested that women of Congress, that he has tweeted "have come to the origin of countries whose governments are a complete and total disaster, the worst, most corrupt and most inept in the world (if they even have a government that works)," should " go back and help fix "the ones they came from. "
"These places are in great need of your help, you can not leave fast enough," Trump tweeted, saying, "I'm sure Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to organize a free trip quickly!"
Trump tweeted amid fights between Democrats in the House, notably between President Nancy Pelosi and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who accused Pelosi of "explicitly singling out" newly-elected "women of color", as when Pelosi told the New York Times that Ocasio -Cortez and the team "had no follow-up."
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The team includes Ocasio-Cortez, as well as representatives Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar. Of the four, only Omar was born outside the United States. Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx, New York, Tlaib, Detroit, Michigan, and Pressley, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Omar was born in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. On the official website of her campaign, Omar explains that she and her family fled the Somali civil war while she was eight years old. She lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for four years before immigrating to the United States and settling in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. in 1997.
Trump continued to launch tweets and retweets after his attack on the women's first-year Congress, sharing 22 retweets. and tweeting "we are getting there anyway" in a quote tweet from a supporter claiming that he should not have to defend himself from attacks.
None of the members of the Congressional Women's Squad in the first year responded immediately on Twitter, any more than Pelosi.