Four congresswomen attacked by President Trump in a series of tweets have dismissed his comments.
The four progressive congresswomen of color attacked by President Donald Trump responded on Monday afternoon at a joint news conference, saying his “blatantly racist” assault on them is nothing more than an effort to distract from his corrupt administration and inhumane policies.
The Democratic lawmakers, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, portrayed Trump as lawless and condemned his treatment of migrants on the border and deportations.
Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib said the tweets were a distraction from their criticism of the president’s border control policy.
Omar called it a “pivotal moment in our country,” with Trump “openly violating the oath he took” with “human rights abuses” involving the conditions in which migrants are being detained at the border. She called for his impeachment and accused him of “colluding with a foreign government” in the 2016 presidential election, a charge he’s repeatedly denied.
“He talked about everything that was wrong in this country and how he was going to make it right,” Omar said.
Ocasio-Cortez said, “I am not surprised” by the president’s actions, given the actions she said he’s taken against immigrants and to hurt the average American. She called Trump’s comments about the four lawmakers a “distraction.”
“We don’t leave the things we love,” Ocasio-Cortez said, and “we love all people in this country.” (Video Courtesy of PBS)