President Donald Trump has renewed his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen, demanding an apology “for the horrible (hateful) things they have said.”
Republican President Donald Trump has continued his attack on first-term Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley, against whom he launched xenophobic tweets last week.
“I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologise to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said,” Trump said in a Twitter post.
The first-term congresswomen, known as “the squad,” have been highly critical of Trump and have also challenged their own Democratic leadership. Tlaib and Omar have been outspoken critics of Israel’s government.
U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, denounced Trump’s latest attack and said he had “no doubt” that Trump was a racist.
Trump has repeatedly tried to tag Democrats as backing policies that he and Republicans in Congress portray as “socialist” and out of step with much of the country. At the same time, he has relied on racially divisive rhetoric as he girds for a tough re-election battle in November 2020.