President Trump stepped up his powerful rhetoric and stood up to the four radical Democrats known as “the squad” when he spoke with the media at the White House before departing for New Jersey for the weekend.

Trump has no intention of backing down from his criticism of the four saying, “I don’t know if it’s good or bad politically. I don’t care,” and he indicated he has American support. “Many people say it’s good. I don’t know if it’s good or bad,” he continued. “I can tell you this: You can’t talk that way about our country. Not when I’m the president.”

President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, N.C., on July 17, 2019. (Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

Trump is referring to the four congresswomen he has accused of “hating” America and called them “anti-Semitic and anti-American last week in his tweets. “These women have said horrible things about our country and the people of our country. Nobody should be able to do that, and if they want to do that, that’s up to them,” Trump said on Friday as he left for New Jersey. “But I can’t imagine they’re going to do very well at the polls.”

At a “Make America Great Again” rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday, July 17, Trump repeated his previous tweets, suggesting the squad return from where they came, “Let ’em leave… they’re always telling us how to run it, how to do this, how to do that. You know what? If they don’t love it, tell ’em to leave it,” retorted Trump. There were many voices in the crowd who chanted “send her back,” referring to Omar—a chant the president later said he “was not happy” about it and he “disagreed with it.”

 In one tweet Trump said he was amazed “how the Fake News Media became ‘crazed’ over the chant “send her back” by a packed Arena (a record) crowd in the Great State of North Carolina, but is totally calm & accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by the three Radical Left Congresswomen.”

Ilhan Omar and Donald Trump. (AP)

“These women have said horrible things about our country and the people of our country. Nobody should be able to do that, and if they want to do that, that’s up to them,” Trump said as he left for New Jersey. “But I can’t imagine they’re going to do very well at the polls.”

“If the Democrats want to embrace people that hate our country … that’s up to them,” Trump continued. “But I don’t have to do that. I think what they say and what they’ve said is a disgrace to them, to the Democrats and, frankly, to our country.”

“I’m unhappy when a congresswoman goes and says, ‘I’m going to be the president’s nightmare,’” said Trump referencing her comments to the crowd of around a hundred Omar made upon arriving back in Minnesota on Thursday. “She’s going to be the president’s nightmare. She’s lucky to be where she is, let me tell you. And the things that she has said are a disgrace to our country,” he added.

“We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president, because his policies are a nightmare to us,” Omar told the crowd. “And we are not deterred, we are not frightened, we are ready.”

 Trump said in another tweet last week “the squad” members are making themselves very unpopular, and “It will be interesting to see how it plays out.”