11:51 GMT25 January 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Twitter believes that US President Donald Trump's recent tweets on the Democratic Congresswomen do not run afoul of its community standards, CNN Business reported, citing a spokesperson for the social network.

    According to the broadcaster, Twitter's reaction clearly contradicts its own written regulations and its recently introduced policy of labelling comments from world leaders that breach its rules but are in the "public interest" with a special disclaimer.

    Trump's Twitter tirade has already met with a strong backlash, with media, including CNN, former US Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden, and Democratic and even Republican politicians condemning it as racist.

    ​The row started after Trump's Sunday Twitter rant with liberal congresswomen, the president Tweeted:
    "So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly ... and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation[sic] on earth, how our government is to be run,"

    Donald Trump continued his Twitter post with a suggestion: "Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came."

    Trump did not identify the congresswomen he was referring to, but the verbal attack appears to be directed at a group of liberal, freshman, members of the US House of Representatives, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley. Three of the female legislators who seem to be the targets of the post were born in the United States, while the fourth immigrated to the country when she was 12.


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