President Donald Trump on Monday continued his criticism of the group of four freshman Democratic congresswomen, calling them a “racist group of troublemakers.”
The president tweeted, “The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left and were against humanitarian aid at the Border…And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!”
The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border…And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2019
The so-called “Squad” consists of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and are members of a group called the “Justice Democrats.”
Earlier, President Trump said that the “squad” is not only bad for America as a whole but also is damaging Democrat party.
“I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our country,” Trump tweeted Sunday morning. “They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said. They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation!”
At every point, they have continuously criticized Trump and articulated the ideology of socialism and the left while claiming to carry on the mantle of the civil rights movement.
Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday called for a “9/11-style commission” to investigate the effects of the Trump administration policy that led to family separations at the southern border, according to The Hill.
“The 9/11 commission, they were charged with the investigating and making sure they dug out every nook and cranny of what happened and how it happened in our system,” she said. “And I think that that kind of study is what’s going to be required in order to reunite as many children with their parents as possible. That’s the work that we have to do.”
She said in an interview with New Yorker Radio on July 11 that there are “plenty of American citizens” who are willing to take in and house “refugees.” She also said ICE and the Department of Homeland Security must be abolished.
Omar on Thursday night vowed she isn’t backing down from her criticism of President Trump, saying “We are going to continue being a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us.”
President Trump responded to Omar on Friday by saying “I’m unhappy with the fact that a congresswoman can hate our country. I’m unhappy with the fact that a congresswoman can say anti-Semitic things.”
He added, “I’m unhappy when a congresswoman goes and said, ‘I’m going to be the president’s nightmare.’ She’s going to be ‘the president’s nightmare.’ She’s lucky to be where she is, let me tell you,” he continued. “And the things that she has said are a disgrace to our country.”
Trump carried the feud with the lawmakers into a second week on Sunday, tweeting from his central New Jersey home: “I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country.”