Trump is sick and tired of the through-the-roof levels of hypocrisy present in Congress today, particularly fostered by a certain few “‘progressive’ Democrat congresswomen” that many are interpreeting to be House representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley.
The president took to Twitter Sunday morning to express his views on santimonious Phariseeism that AOC’s squad of congresswomen is so full of.
In his tweets, Trump essentially told such members of Congress to shut their mouths about America and fix the corruption going on in the “crime infested places” (like Somalia) they originated from before criticizing those (like the president himself) who are actually working, very hard, to make America great!
Trump also took a shot at a certain San Franciscan Speaker of the House in his smackdown of the congresswomen, adding that he’s “sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy” to pay for them to go back to where they came from!
Here’s the series of Trump tweets that took Twitter by storm:
To nobody's shock, the targets of Trump's tirade were none too pleased with the truth bombs Trump dropped on their delusionary fairytale world.
Nancy Pelosi was the first to respond to President Trump through Twitter:
However, her tweets seemed to backfire as other Twitter users sided with Trump, not Pelosi.
For instance, check out this Twitter user's excellent point made in response to Pelosi:
Muslim Democrat Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib was next to respond to the president's original tweets:
But again, the people sided with Trump:
Next in line to react was everyone's favorite "young bartender" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who attempted to argue with President Trump in her own series of response tweets:
Unfortunately for Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, the American people seemed to disagree with her claims:
Seeing the trend yet?
A few hours after AOC tweeted, Ilhan Omar took it upon herself to try to twist Trump's words back on himself:
But, she, too faced fierce backlash from patriots on Twitter:
Just a few minutes after Omar's tweet, Democrat Boston Rep. Ayanna Pressley called Trump racist in this tweet:
But, Pressley quickly got shut down by these Twitter users:
Strange...it seems as if average, common-sense Americans aren't big on the hypocrisy of the "AOC squad."
It's almost as if they actually agree with President Trump...
NBC News has more to say on the president's tweets from Sunday:
President Donald Trump on Sunday said progressive congresswomen should "go back" and try to fix the "crime infested places" they "originally came from" before telling the U.S. government how to handle its problems. Then, after his comments were denounced as racist, he doubled down.
"So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run," Trump wrote in a series of three tweets.
"Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came," the president continued. "Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can't leave fast enough. I'm sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!"
Although he did not mention anyone by name in his tweets, the president appeared to be referring to a group of progressive congresswomen, none of whom are white, who have generated headlines and whose influence was recently downplayed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
That group includes Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
Aside from the five Democrat women Trump appeared to have written the tweets about, other members of the Democrat party, which has recently been splitting apart at the seams, also attacked Trump for the tweets.
On this, The Hill commented:
A series of tweets from President Trump on Sunday telling a contingent of progressive congresswomen to “go back” to the “places from which they came” allowed the Democratic Party the chance to present a unified front following a week of internal clashes.
In the tweets, Trump took aim at unnamed "'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe," and called on them to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."
The statements came amid escalating tensions between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the four Democratic freshman members of Congress targeted by the president, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). All four are American citizens, and all but Omar were born in the United States.
The freshman progressives have been at the center of recent rifts in the party over how to address the crisis at the southern border and racial politics.
But on Sunday, the rebuke was swift from both allies of the insurgent “Squad” and more moderate figures in Democratic House leadership.
Pelosi condemned the statements, tweeting “When @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again. Our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power.”
Pelosi ally Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), did not reproduce the tweet but called Trump a “racial arsonist.”
“Racist attack on four strongly progressive congresswomen of color will not weaken them. IT ONLY MAKES US STRONGER,” Jeffries tweeted.
Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the highest-ranking Latino in the House, was first informed of the tweet by Fox News’s Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” and immediately condemned it as “a racist tweet.”
"These are American citizens elected by voters in the United States of America," he added.
He followed up on Twitter shortly after, calling Trump's comment “a racist tweet from a racist president.”
The co-chairman of the center-right Problem Solvers Caucus, which faced stinging criticism from many progressives for leading the revolt among House Democrats to force a vote on a Senate border aid bill, also defended the four congresswomen Sunday morning.
“The offensive comments made this morning about my colleagues are totally unacceptable and wrong,” Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) wrote, linking to a Washington Post story about the tweets. “There is no place for it (in Congress or anywhere in our country).”
Fellow progressives also took aim at the tweets.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), who is considered an elder stateswoman of the party’s left flank, noted her own status as a naturalized immigrant and told Trump, “You can only HOPE to be as patriotic as we are.”
“Your cruelty is sickening. Your egotism is laughable. And you are going to successfully turn millions of Americans into supporters of your opponent in 2020 with these disgusting attacks,” she tweeted. “You are a disgrace to our country and our values.”
Another longtime House progressive, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), took aim as well, tweeting “OMG, here we go again. My sisters in Congress are Americans. The voices of women of color have been ignored for far too long — but not anymore. This disgusting and racist attack won’t stop us.”
The rush to defend the progressive congresswomen come during a tumultuous time for the party. Pelosi’s clash with the representatives intensified recently when, after they were the only Democrats to vote against a House border funding bill, she told The New York Times’s Maureen Dowd, “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world. But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”