The Democratic Party, which has a majority figure in the US House of Representatives, criticized President Donald Trump's tweeting that four nonwhite Democratic congresswomen should "go back" to the "crime infested places" where they came from, even though three of the four were born in the US and the fourth is a naturalized citizen.
The opposition leaders and the president continued to clash over the issue that has caught the national attention for the past few days. Congress MP Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib who were targeted by Trump criticized the President's tweet by organizing a press conference in the capital. In his tweet, Trump advised them to leave the country clearly. Omar said “This is a President who has overseen the most corrupt administration in our history”.
“To distract from that,” Omar said, “he’s launching a blatantly racist attack on four duly elected members of the United States House of Representatives, all of whom are women of color. This is the agenda of white nationalists.”
“I want to tell children across this country,” Ocasio-Cortez said next, “that no matter what the president says, this country belongs to you, and it belongs to everyone. And today, that notion — that very notion — was challenged.”
“Sadly, this is not the first, nor will it be the last time we hear disgusting, bigoted language from the president; we know this is who he is,” Tlaib said.
“Despite this and other many attempts to distract us, I remain focused, we remain focused on holding him accountable to the laws of this land and accountable to the American people,” she added. “I urge House leadership and many of my colleagues to impeach this lawless president today.”