Trump’s Tweet Was Condemned as Racist. His Response: No, They’re the Racists. – The New York Times
On Sunday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to the president and suggested he was advocating white nationalism.
âWhen @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to âMake America Great Againâ has always been about making America white again,â she said in a Twitter post.
Tensions between Ms. Pelosi and the four liberal representatives have been simmering for months, and last week came to a head when Ms. Pelosi pointedly said they had no following in Congress. The four lawmakers, who call themselves âthe squad,â opposed a $4.6 billion aid package for the border, approved by Congress, because, they said, it supported Mr. Trumpâs immigration policies.
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez on Monday wrote on Twitter that Mr. Trumpâs language was common among white supremacists.
âTrump feels comfortable leading the GOP into outright racism, and that should concern all Americans,â she wrote.
Mr. Trumpâs Twitter assault also addressed tensions from earlier this year when Ms. Omar sent jolts through her own party for criticizing Israel and suggesting that supporters for Israel were pushing for âallegiance to a foreign country.â