President Trump insulted four Democratic congresswomen on Sunday, telling them to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” in a set of controversial morning tweets.
The jabs were aimed at Democratic Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ilhan Omar, prompting an immediate outcry. All four women won election to Congress in 2018.
“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 tweeted.
He added that he thinks they should all leave.
“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” he said. “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!”
The four women have been known to be critical of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in recent months.
All four women are American citizens. Pressley was born in Cincinnati, Tlaib was born in Detroit and Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York. Omar was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, fleeing the East African nation when she was a child.
The condemnation from Democrats was swift.