‘When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!,’ he wrote on Twitter.
‘If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S.,’ he added.
Trump and several Democratic Congressmen joined a Twitter conflict this weekend when the president requested that Representative Ilhan Omar and some of her peers ‘go back where they came from.’ His attack was perceived as being aimed at Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Alyanna Pressley and Rashid Tlaib– four young, progressive lawmakers who took office in January after winning the 2018 wave election.
They called themselves’ the squad. ‘Trump was charged with a racist attack on the lawmakers from whom only Omar was born abroad. She fled the conflict in Somalia with her family and she is now a citizen of the United States. The remainder of the legislators were born in the U.S. He didn’t back up and opened Monday’s fresh line of assault in what could be a response to Tlaib’s pledge to impeach him and the perceived assaults on Israel by Omar.
Omar and Tlaib are the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Shortly after she took office, a video emerged of Tlaib at a MoveOn.org event in January, vowing of Trump: ‘We’re going to impeach the motherf***er!’ She reiterated that promise on Saturday when she addressed the liberal Netroots Nation conference. ‘We’re going to to impeach the motherf***er, don’t worry. We’re going to impeach him,’ she said to applause.
Tlaib’s fury at Trump came after she and other Democratic lawmakers visited migrant detention facilities on the border and slammed the president for the condition immigrations were being held in.
‘As a nation, we need to realize, we’re going to look back at this moment as a very, very dark time. We are. Not only because of who is in the White House, but more importantly because of the policies, and we’re going to look back and say, what did we do, as a nation to push against this,’ the Michigan Democrat warned at Saturday’s conference for progressives.
‘This is a whole generation of children who will never forget what our nation did to them. They will never forget the trauma.’ And Omar set off a fire storm in February with her suggestion that the Israel lobby was using its resources to buy off supporters. ‘It’s all about the Benjamins,’ she tweeted about the influential group.
She later apologized for her remarks, which critics said were anti-Semitic, and acknowledged that they were wrong. And, in March, she appeared to minimize the September 11 attacks when she noted a Muslim group was formed in its wake ‘because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.’