#TrumpIsARacist Rightfully Trends After Trump's Repulsively Racist Comments Toward Congresswomen
It's not even surprising anymore.
At this point, President Donald Trump’s xenophobic, racist commentary is no longer shocking, but no less repulsive. On Sunday, the commander-in-chief told a group of Democratic congresswomen to go back to where they came from, despite them being U.S. citizens.
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While he did not specifically name drop who he was referring to, Al Jazeera reports that he was likely aiming his remarks toward Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” his tweet said.
As a result, social media swarmed and gathered their support around the congresswomen, calling the president’s comments everything from “racist and disgusting” to “completely unacceptable.” Many on Twitter began using #TrumpIsARacist and #RacistInChief.
Remember that time when Donald Trump questioned the authenticity of a white president's birth certificate or told a group of white women to go back to their home countries? Yeah, me neither...#TrumpIsARacist #RacistInChief— Craig Rozniecki (@CraigRozniecki) July 14, 2019
Of course #TrumpIsARacist. Some of us have been saying this for four solid years while a few so-called political “experts” were talking about “economic anxiety.”— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 14, 2019
In true Trump fashion, his only retort was to accuse Democrats of being racists. Nevertheless, many called out his reckless behavior and comments toward people of color and women.
His assumption that people of color aren’t legitimate citizens is why it’s fair to call him a white nationalist. https://t.co/SQm4xG2YCl— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) July 14, 2019
Both Representative Ocasio-Cortez and Representative Tlaib responded via their Twitter accounts.
Mr. President, the country I “come from,” & the country we all swear to, is the United States.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 14, 2019
But given how you’ve destroyed our border with inhumane camps, all at a benefit to you & the corps who profit off them, you are absolutely right about the corruption laid at your feet. https://t.co/HLKQCotR8T
#13thDistrictStrong: I will #neverbackdown and no bully, even this racist President, will waiver the work we have to do for our residents of Wayne County. Together, we will fight back, speak truth to power, and become stronger for it. #rootedincommunity #BoostAct #JusticeforAll pic.twitter.com/XkAcPA3FlL— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) July 14, 2019