Trump continues Twitter battle with Democratic congresswomen

Trump continues Twitter battle with Democratic congresswomen

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President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters outside the White House on Friday before departing on Marine One for his trip to Wisconsin. He later flew from Milwaukee to Cleveland, Ohio. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday morning continued his Twitter battle with four freshman progressive Democratic congresswomen.

The controversy began on Sunday when Trump tweeted that the congresswomen should “go back” to their countries of origin.

Trump did not name the congresswomen to whom he was referring. They are believed to be Reps. Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.).

Omar, who is black, was born in Somalia. Tlaib is of Palestinian descent and was born in Detroit. Pressley is African-American; she was born in Cincinnati and reared in Chicago. Ocasio-Cortez is of Puerto Rican descent and was born in the Bronx.

All four are outspoken opponents of the administration and its policies. They are often referred to as “the squad” and have recently made headlines due to an internal dispute with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.).

Nevertheless, Pelosi came to the defense of her fellow Democrats on Sunday.

Trump’s mention of Israel refers to comments Omar, Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez have made that are highly critical of the Jewish State. Omar and Tlaib have been accused of making both anti-Israel and anti-Semitic comments. They both have denied the allegations.

The congresswomen fired back at Trump in a series of tweets on Sunday.

Trump has refuted claims that the Twitter attacks on the congresswomen are racist.

Politico reported that Pelosi announced in a letter on Monday that House Democrats are working on a resolution to condemn Trump for the attacks.

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