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Trump Tells Dem Congresswomen: Go Back Where You Came From
By Bianca Quilantan, David Cohen
POLITICO
July 14, 2019
 
President Donald Trump on Sunday called out progressive Democratic congresswomen in xenophobic terms, saying: "Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

Trump's tweets were seemingly intended to exploit tensions with the House Democratic Caucus, though they drew a sharp rebuke from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has been at odds with some of the most liberal members of her caucus.

While the president didn't mention them by name in his tweets, it appears he was attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), a native of Somalia, and possibly Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), whose family is Palestinian. Both have been outspoken when it comes to Trump's administration and the conditions of migrant detention centers on the border.


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