Earlier in the day, Donald Trump fired another round of shots at unnamed Democratic congresswomen for spewing racist hatred that has made Israel feel abandoned by the United States.
"When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologise to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!" the president wrote.
If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
"As far as I'm concerned if you hate our country, if you're not happy here, you can leave," Trump said at an event at the White House.
"If you're not happy in the US, if you're complaining all the time, very simply: you can leave," he said "You can leave right now. I don't know who's going to miss 'em."
The president also added that he is not concerned if people think his tweets are racist.
With thousands of tweets pouring in, both from critics of the president who are slamming him on social media and his ardent supporters who are trying to counter the claims, #RacistPresident is trending on Twitter.
Many denounced Trump's tweets as racist and xenophobic.
I am confident that every Member of Congress is a committed American. @realDonaldTrump’s tweets from this weekend were racist and he should apologize. We must work as a country to rise above hate, not enable it.— US Rep. Mike Turner (@RepMikeTurner) July 15, 2019
There have been so many times in my life that people have told me to go back to my own country. Now the President of the United States is exploiting that same racist energy for political power.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) July 15, 2019
I was born in San Francisco.
This is my country.
And we have a #RacistPresident.
We've reached the point in the timeline where the President is doubling down on being a racist to take attention away from being a rapist because being a racist isn't as bad as being a rapist.#RacistPresident— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) July 15, 2019
However, some Trump supporters rallied in his defence, insisting that his tweets aren't racist in any way and accused the "radical" congresswomen of being "racist" themselves.
These radical and racist freshman representatives are an embarrassment to the USA!— CC (@ChatByCC) July 15, 2019
The Leftists are using a hashtag to spread lies again. The simple truth is, Donald Trump is not now, and has never been a #RacistPresident. They just want you to think he is. pic.twitter.com/kAIwmoZwJX— derek schwartz (@derek_mafs) July 15, 2019
While one person accused the president of being a hypocrite, noting that his "mail-order bride" wasn't born in the US.
Over the weekend, Donald Trump stated via Twitter that a group of “progressive” Democrat congresswomen - believed to be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib - should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries from where they "came from." He also wrote that those who are "loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States [...] how our government is to be run should not tell Americans how to run the country".