District of Columbia — President Donald Trump sent ripples and made some jaws drop across the nation on Sunday morning, as the President tweeted some not so nice things about some Democratic congresswomen.
In the tweet thread, President Trump said, “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. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. 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!”
After the tweets were sent, immediate responses came from the Democratic Party, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who ripped the Make America Great Again slogan, “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.” Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) described the tweet as “stoking white nationalism” and Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) denounced the tweets as “xenophobic” and “beneath the Presidency”.
The swift and strong responses from the Democratic Party comes after a week of internal turmoil, most notably with the clashes between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), after which Rep Ocasio-Cortez suggested Speaker Pelosi was being racist for criticizing public comments she made.