Trump taunts Congresswomen, says they can’t love America

The congresswomen are believed to be Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley. Last Wednesday, he confirmed these identities.

By EMMA MCAVOY
July 21, 2019 18:06
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US President Donald Trump (left), called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (bottom right) and 'her crowd,' Ra

US President Donald Trump (left), called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (bottom right) and 'her crowd,' Rashida Tlaib (middle) and Ilhan Omar (top) Communists, Israel haters and antisemites. (photo credit: REUTERS)

US President Donald Trump slammed four US Democratic Congresswomen in a tweet on Sunday, claiming “I don’t believe the four congresswomen are capable of loving our country” and that “they should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible...things they have said.” 

Subsequently, he once again inserted Israel and the American Jewish Community iin his ongoing onslaught against the congresswomen. 

He called the lawmakers and their party anti-Israel and anti-Semitic in defense of a previosu tweet in which he urged them to go back to “where they came from” and “fix these places” and then “come back” and tell Americans how it’s done.

In turn, some Jews-including those who share Trump’s opinions of the congresswomen-are asking the president to leave them out of it. 

Democrats and a handful of Republicans called his tweets racist. The Media stopped using phrases like  “racially charged” to describe the tweets, and bluntly called them racist. Non of the women targeted in the tweets are white or Jewish.

Trump pushed back against these statements in a swirl of tweets, press gaggles and at a rally in North Carolina, saying these congresswomen “hated” Israel and Jews.

The congresswomen are believed to be Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley. Last Wednesday, he confirmed these identities.


This “squad” of congresswomen have diverse opinions on Israel: Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, wants a binational state which will include Arabs and Jews. Omar is a critic but supports a two-state system, one for Arabs and one for Jews. Tlaib and Omar back boycotts of the Jewish State due to the situation in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank , Pressley opposes them, Ocasio-Cortez has not made her views clear on this issue.


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