Trump Eviscerates “The Squad” of Freshmen Democrats

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President Trump is currently locked in a battle with the more outspoken members of the House Democrat caucus. These outspoken members include Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib.

On Sunday, the president posted a series of tweets where he blasted these congresswomen. In the tweets, Trump suggested that the congresswomen “go back” to their “crime-infested” countries, lead these countries, and then show America how “it’s done.” These are statements which critics have branded as racist; however, the president is not backing down.

Earlier today, Trump doubled down on his remarks about “The Squad.”

Trump vs. The Squad

President Trump’s tweets came on Sunday after Tlaib publically vowed to impeach him during a speaking event. It’s worth noting that the left-wing has talked about impeaching Trump since the inception of his presidency. Tlaib also made the comment earlier this year in January after beating her opponent in the 2018 congressional election.

Trump’s subsequent statements about “The Squad” read as follows:

Each of the congresswomen responded to President Trump, alleging that he is racist and unfit to serve in the White House. Additional progressives and Democrats also censured the president and stated that he should apologize. Earlier today, Trump made it clear that he will do no such thing. As a matter of fact, the president published a series of additional tweets to follow up on his previous remarks.

In Trump’s own words:

The president also spoke to reporters today about his thoughts on Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Presslet, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar:

“If someone doesn’t like our country, if someone doesn’t want to be in our country, they should leave. These are people that hate our country. They hate it, I think, with a passion.”

Controversy Surrounding “The Squad”

The four aforementioned congressmembers have each faced their own share of controversy outside of their spat with President Trump. “The Squad” previously found themselves in dispute with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi criticized the congresswomen for their lack of votes on a spending appropriations bill and their conduct on Twitter. Ocasio-Cortez later pushed back against Pelosi’s statements, claiming that she shouldn’t be attacking “newly elected women of color.”

However, following President Trump’s tweets from yesterday, the House Speaker did publically defend “The Squad.”