Trump under fire for attacks on Democratic congresswomen

US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.

Several hours after his remarks, the four — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, hit back at a news conference.

Pressley condemned Trump’s “racist and prejudiced ” comments and said, “we will not be silenced.”

Omar said that Trump made a blatantly racist attack on four lawmakers “of colour.” “This is the agenda of white nationalists,”

Omar and Tlaib repeated calls for Trump to be impeached.

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