Trump starts yelling while congresswomen respond: "If you aren't happy here, you can leave!"
President Donald Trump is getting major push back from the media today after he doubled down on his comments that four Democratic congresswomen should go back to their own countries, even though they are American citizens.
Now - on social media - even after Trump admitted that his comments were fine because "many people agree" with him, he is at it again, tripling down on what he said.
"We will never be a Socialist or Communist Country. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE! It is your choice, and your choice alone.
This is about love for America. Certain people HATE our Country.......They are anti-Israel, pro Al-Qaeda, and comment on the 9/11 attack, 'some people did something.'”
He did this in the middle of a press conference that was being aired live on television by the four democratic congresswoman he originally verbally attacked. He must have been watching.
Those progressive lawmakers are: New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley, and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar.
BREAKING: Congresswomen respond to President Trump's attacks #MTPDaily@IlhanMN: "It is for this reason precisely that we have to take action when a President is openly violating the oath he took to the constitution of the United States and the core values we aspire to” pic.twitter.com/jZGtHzkzbK— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) July 15, 2019
The press conference is still ongoing at the time of this writing.
He went on further with his rage:
"Radical Left Democrats want Open Borders, which means drugs, crime, human trafficking, and much more.........Detention facilities are not Concentration Camps! America has never been stronger than it is now – rebuilt Military, highest Stock Market EVER, lowest unemployment and more people working than ever before. Keep America Great!"
This is the biggest topic of the day. Trump is likely continuing to talk about it because he's even getting push back from his own party. It's dominating the news cycle and Trump couldn't have expected this to take on a life of its own, given how racist the comments have been perceived. Those woman are also refusing to back down, so that's likely infuriating him even more.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is even going to force Republicans to take a vote on the issue of Trump's racist comments, making their positions official in the congressional record. Smart move.