Trump Targets 4 Democrat Congresswomen: "Go Back"

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In a series of Tweets, Trump tells a group of Democrats "Go Back" to your crime-infested countries and fix the problems.

Message to Progressive Congresswomen

Fix Your Own Crime-Infested Countries

Pelosi will Work Out Free Travel Plans

Trump Accused of Racism

Please consider Trump Tells Group of Democrats, Who Are Minorities, to ‘Go Back’ to Fix Problems.

President Trump said on Twitter Sunday that a group of liberal lawmakers currently at odds with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” before arguing for how the U.S. should be governed.

Democrats immediately denounced the comments as racist, with Mrs. Pelosi calling them “xenophobic.” The four Democratic women at whom Mr. Trump apparently aimed his Twitter message are all minorities; just one was born outside the U.S.

Four Radicals

Trump's Tweet storm was aimed at Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. All were born in the U.S. except for Ms. Omar, who was born in Somalia and came to the U.S. as a child.

Mrs. Pelosi has tried to corral liberal members of her caucus with those closer to the center, arguing the party is stronger voting as a bloc. The four progressive women have argued that Democrats need to be pushing bigger ideas. While the women have had little success in affecting actual legislation, they hold significant sway among party activists, and their voices have already influenced the presidential debate.

Public Feud as Democrats Attack Each Other

Tensions are already high as speaker Pelosi has resisted efforts of the radicals to push policy to the extreme left. The result was a Feud Among House Democrats on Public Display.

Acrimony among House Democrats continued to flare on public display into the weekend, despite efforts by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to keep discord between Democratic leadership and more progressive members private.

Mrs. Pelosi (D., Calif.) this week had urged Democratic lawmakers not to make grievances with each other public, telling her caucus in a closed-door meeting to avoid criticizing each on Twitter. But on Friday night, the House Democrats’ official Twitter account extended a continuing spat over the party’s policy direction by criticizing a top aide to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), a progressive star who has tried to push House leaders to the political left during her first months in Congress.

Progressives Boo Pelosi

At a gathering of progressive activists called Netroots Nation in Philadelphia on Friday, the crowd booed Mrs. Pelosi a few times during a panel discussion on the obstacles progressives face in Congress.

Border Funding and Racial Issues

Some of this stems from a border funding bill that Pelosi helped pass with more Republican than Democrat votes.

Also, note that Racial Issues Rise to Surface in Dispute Between Pelosi, House Freshmen.

Race has become a flashpoint in the growing dispute between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a quartet of liberal freshmen lawmakers, again pitting Democratic members against each other in starkly personal terms.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) told the Washington Post that she felt Mrs. Pelosi was persistently singling out “newly elected women of color” and the speaker’s comments were disrespectful. The remarks drew fire on Thursday from fellow members of color in the caucus.

“What a weak argument,” Rep. William Lacy Clay (D., Mo.), who is African-American, said of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez invoking race. “Because you can’t get your way, and because you are getting pushback, you resort to using the race card. Unbelievable.”

Pelosi Stands Up to AOC

Say what you want of Nancy Pelosi's policies, she is at least smart enough to understand that AOC is too radical for the good of the Democratic party.

Pelosi had to do something.

In response, AOC accused Pelosi of being a racist. What a hoot.

Turbo-Charged Racism

The Washington Post reports Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), an African-American freshman lawmaker said the party doesn’t need “any more black faces that don’t want to be a black voice” during a speech at the liberal Netroots Nation conference where she, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) appeared after a week-long clash with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her allies.

Excuse me for asking but why isn't this black racism?

Imagine the outrage if someone said "white faces need to represent a white voice".

Winner: Trump

AOC is so far left on climate, on race-baiting, on free money, etc., that Pelosi has to rein AOC in.

It should be increasingly clear that AOC is every bit the bully that Trump is, and a racist to boot, she just does not have any power.

Importantly, no matter what you think of his tactics, Trump is clearly the winner in this feud.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (65)
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Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

The winner is the democratic party today. Trump keeps undermining himself at every turn. Attacking 3 US citizens should make every citizen what will he do next.

Sechel
Sechel

Nothing could be more anti-american than for a president to tell citizens to go back to the country they came from . just when you think trump couldn't go any lower he proves you wrong. trump once again shows why he's king of demagoguery. its one thing to disagree its another thing to tell people they're not welcome in the united states.

it's dangerous talk basically saying these women aren't real americans.

Escierto
Escierto

Trump needs to just come right out and say that if you are not white or you are an immigrant (legal or illegal) or first generation citizen, then you are not welcome here and you should be removed from the country. Once and for all, draw a line in the sand with the white supremacists and nativists on one side and everyone else on the other. Then let the final battle begin.

OkieNomics
OkieNomics

Enforcing the integrity of a border is not extreme, dismantling a border is. Pointing out that so many democratic "leaders" come from crappy places with crappy governments is a very reasonable point. You want to know where race relations are pretty sanguine? The south and midwest. Yep. Spend time there and you'll see people being decent to each other. Most of us couldn't care less about race, but we do judge people by the content of their character. Hmm, that sounds familiar...

Tengen
Tengen

Like Trump, Omar is interesting because she's a genuine person. A few months ago, she called out the Israel lobby and basically called Obama a war criminal, all in the span of a few days. It showed she has more guts than pretty much anybody else on the Hill. Of course, the slings an arrows came in from all directions because DC critters should never display that level of honesty.

Anyway, these four women don't scare me. Sure they've got bad ideas, but advocating for the Fed-fueled status quo is horrible too. Plus it's a good thing they're at loggerheads with Pelosi. We need much more infighting in both parties to have any chance of dismantling this duopoly.

NPLopez
NPLopez

"Excuse me for asking but why isn't this black racism?"

According to this logic MLK was a racist.

AOC is behind primary challengers to corporate democrats like William Lacy Clay and others and why Pelosi is attacking them.

Trump is a race baiter extraordinaire and its why Pelosi is backing him. She thinks people will be so disgusted by him that they will vote for the democrats as the lesser evil. Best of all is the Democrats don't have to stand for anything but can just pretend to be "woke."

The world isn't so simple that free market equals good and socialism equals bad. War requires a willing population to fight and die and that requires (socialism and good propaganda) because no one is going to die for no reason.

Trump is blabbing about Iran but who's going to do the fighting? 100-200k soldiers is not going to cut it. I don't know how many of the hurrah patriots want to become cannon fodder.

It's easy to start a war but much harder to end them. These culture war are a joke but they are not going to end because it seems everyone wants to be woke, a victim of oppression, or a snowflake.

Sechel
Sechel

It's demagoguery pure and simple

Maximus_Minimus
Maximus_Minimus

Trump is a loudmouth and a straightshooter, who conflates causes and effects because he lacks intellectual capacity for subtlety. This is unfortunate because he could bring up valid subjects that nobody would touch with a long pole. Hence nobody has yet publicly come out to claim the subject, why are there global s***holes with self-inflicted problems that send environmental migrants the world over. The UN should have a slogan permanently posted on high mast in front of it's headquarters: Breed responsibly or die, but by its constitution cannot. So we are awaiting an event, an environmental 2008, after which everybody would ask the question, how could this possibly happen?

MntGoat
MntGoat

It's interesting to look at the resumes of these 3 house reps. None of them did much of anything before gov't. Basically never had real jobs or accomplished much of anything of note. Omar was a "community nutrition educator" & "child nutrition outreach coordinator" for a few years. AOC was a bartender. Tlaib never did anything but politics from the beginning. Yet they seem to be the new great liberal minds to re-shape U.S. economics & society. Same thing when you go down the roster of Dem prez candidates....either career politicians, ivory tower academics, gov't attorneys.

Ted R
Ted R

He usually is.

Mish
Mish

Editor

"According to this logic, MLK was a racist."

If you promote favoritism for any ethnic group, you are.

Mish

RonJ
RonJ

The Washington Post reports Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), an African-American freshman lawmaker said the party doesn’t need “any more black faces that don’t want to be a black voice..."

Isn't she supposed to be a representative of all her constituents, regardless of their color?

AshH
AshH

This is easily fixable. He'll just say that autocorrect picked 'countries' instead of 'counties'. Just like his Russian 'misstatement' ("I don't know why it would be Russia" vs "wouldn't be Russia"). Truth and intent is very maliable with him. (Not trying to defend him in any way.)

Sechel
Sechel

The AOC squad is certainly over the top. There's plenty that to disagree with and find offensive. None of that however excuses Trump's deliberate and racist attack. Trump is using his familiar tools of demagoguery to go on the offensive. Based on your post it seems to be working. Important to keep in mind Trump has a long history of racism beginning in the 1970's with housing discrimination, the Central Park 5 and Trump's birther campaign against Obama. Trump is always quick to point out someone's race which is the very definition of a racist. He's used demagoguery to attack an Hispanic Judge at the beginning of his Presidency.

Trump's 'look at my African American' comment, and referring to Acosta's hispanic background is simply more proof.

KidHorn
KidHorn

Technically, Trumps statement is nationalist. Not racist. Most are unable to distinguish between the two. For example, border walls are used to separate nations. Not races.

Kenautical
Kenautical

It's not wrong to want to preserve your culture and values - it's perfectly OK.

Japan have maintained their culture by putting strong immigration laws. You look at how Tokyo looks today, you would still love it. Walk in the streets of London, you would feel like you are in Karachi, Pakistan or Mumbai in India or some Islamic country and you would not want the same thing to happen in US.

I don't like Trump as a person, he is despicable, but I support some of his policies. The more I travel to Europe, the more I agree with Trump immigration policies. Our cities should not look like London or Paris.

Currently, White British in London are 44.5%. Give them another 50 yrs and they will be 25%.

50 yrs from now, White British politicians in London will always lose to politicians from migrant communities. They will get sidelined in their own country, they will become a minority in a city that was once their own English city, they will lose their culture and values and London will lose all it's glory.

Kenautical
Kenautical

This is how London looks like today - feels like you're Mumbai or Karachi - Who wants this in United States. I am pretty sure no democrat wants this to happen to our country

Kenautical
Kenautical

Is this London, Pakistan or is it India??? I will vote for Trump once again. Democrats will make our country look like this with their immigration policies. We cannot allow this in our country. It's not wrong or racist to want to preserve our culture, our religion and our values.

Je'Ri
Je'Ri

Perhaps Mr. Trump should go back to that sh*****e country that he helped build, AKA New York City (believe me, it is not part of the USA), overthrow its socialist ruler who is running it into the ground, and help make it great again.

Cajundoug
Cajundoug

Democrats and Republicans are ratcheting up the craziness. Trump’s success is a backlash against Democrats emphasis on progressive social issues. The New Democratic candidates are a backlash against Trumps extremism. The divide deepens and politicians are loving it. People I know are posting about being ready for civil war.

msurkan
msurkan

For what it's worth, AOC has Puerto Rican ancestry which means she is NOT from some recent immigrant family. Puerto Ricans have been American citizens for over 100 years (ever since the Spanish war where Teddy led a charge on San Juan hill in Cuba)!

Blurtman
Blurtman

The racism defense is typically used when an unassailable truth has been raised. For example, to say that black American women are obese would be called racist, but the actual data bears out the statement. And so AOC uses the defense against Trump’s statements. But aside from the transparent tactic, also used on Pelosi, what race is AOC referring to? Hispanic and Latino are not races. Marco Rubio, an Hispanic and Latino by standard definitions, is a white man of European ancestry, whose ancestors owned slaves. Will AOC get a DNA test, a la Warren? Is she a descendant of Spanish oppressors? This is really vile cowardice, but typical.

Brother
Brother

This is hilarious the crybaby leftist dem’s are full blown race baiters with zero tact and no plan, the media adores them. The mass majority at home doesn’t want to hear any of this. It could all go away if these kids would just grow up and shut their mouths and govern for the people they represent not the 10% of people on government services. Trump usually sticks to factual comments with his tweets but the media wants controversy no matter how ridiculous the reason and mostly no reason for. Trump will win

Rupert DeBare
Rupert DeBare

Trump, by his clumsy, reckless example, is restoring to the USA the freedom to express "inconvenient truth".