A controversy ensued last week after Trump said that Ilhan Omar and three other far-left congresswomen: representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley – should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came." Trump accused the four women of being unpatriotic and "hating the United States". Trump's rant triggered a bid to launch impeachment proceedings against him, that Congress effectively blocked.
Critics deemed Trump's comments 'racist' and 'divisive,' particularly considering that the congresswomen except for Somalia-born Omar were all born in the United States. Omar, for her part, vowed to become Donald Trump's "nightmare".
On 18th July, 150 British MPs and peers condemned Trump's comments and expressed support for the Democrat congresswomen in an open letter, calling the President’s language "outright racist and dangerous" and slamming his "fascist tendencies".
The four lawmakers “never have anything good to say” about the country they serve, Trump said during a Wednesday rally, prompting chants of “send her back” toward Minnesota lawmaker Ilhan Omar.
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Donald Trump's recent suggestion that people who are not content with how the US is run "leave" the country has resulted in a major political storm on Capitol Hill, with four Democratic congresswomen of colour calling for Trump to be impeached and other, more moderate Democrats simply branding his comments racist.
The US president launched a Twitter offensive against the Democrat freshman congresswomen, who share a passion for heated social media rants with him and often choose Donald Trump and his policies as a target for their criticism. However, Nancy Pelosi also got a fair share of the online roasting from the president.