FoxNews.com reports that
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, fresh from a bitter public spat with top House Democrats, unloaded on President Trump Sunday afternoon after he suggested that unnamed progressive congresswomen “go back” to their own “corrupt” and “crime infested” countries of origin, then “come back and show us how it is done.”
“You can’t leave fast enough,” Trump had written.
Ocasio-Cortez’s fiery Twitter return barrage could be the call to action that unifies a party currently divided along establishment and progressive lines, observers said, even as some analysts blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for laying the groundwork for Trump’s remarks.
“Mr. President, the country I ‘come from,’ & the country we all swear to, is the United States,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “But given how you’ve destroyed our border with inhumane camps, all at a benefit to you & the corps who profit off them, you are absolutely right about the corruption laid at your feet.”
Ocasio-Cortez continued: “You are angry because you don’t believe in an America where I represent New York 14, where the good people of Minnesota elected @IlhanMN, where @RashidaTlaib fights for Michigan families, where @AyannaPressley champions little girls in Boston. You are angry because you can’t conceive of an America that includes us. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder. You won’t accept a nation that sees healthcare as a right or education as a #1 priority, especially where we’re the ones fighting for it. Yet here we are.”
Trump’s tweets did not name any specific congresswomen. Ocasio-Cortez, who is of Puerto Rican descent, was born in the Bronx, New York, and raised in suburban Westchester County.
Ilhan Omar, the first Somali native elected to Congress and one of its first Muslim women, was born in Somalia but spent much of her childhood in a Kenyan refugee camp as civil war tore apart her home country.
Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress, was born in Detroit. Ayanna Pressley, the first black woman elected to the House from Massachusetts, was born in Cincinnati.
“But you know what’s the rub of it all, Mr. President?” Ocasio-Cortez concluded. “On top of not accepting an America that elected us, you cannot accept that we don’t fear you, either. You can’t accept that we will call your bluff & offer a positive vision for this country. And that’s what makes you seethe.”
Tlaib, in her own response, tweeted that Trump “needs to be impeached” and called him “a lawless & complete failure of a President.”
Omar accused Trump of “stoking white nationalism” and added, “As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States. Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen.”
Pressley wrote: “THIS is what racism looks like. WE are what democracy looks like. And we’re not going anywhere. Except back to DC to fight for the families you marginalize and vilify everyday.”
Trump specifically invoked Pelosi, D-Calif., in his original comments, writing, “I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements” for the members of Congress to leave the U.S. temporarily.
The president also condemned the congresswomen for “viciously telling the people of the United States” how “the government is to be run.” He suggested that they “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” before returning home.
Just days earlier, Pelosi had urged junior members of her caucus not to tweet attacks at fellow Democrats, and had spoken dismissively of the new freshman firebrands.
Pelosi specifically told The New York Times last week that Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib “have their public whatever and their Twitter world. But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people, and that’s how many votes they got.”
On Sunday, after Trump’s remarks, Pelosi came under renewed scrutiny.
For her part, Pelosi quickly condemned Trump’s comments, and said they showed he wanted to make America “white again.”
Ummm…no, San Fran Nan.
President Trump feels like those of us who voted for him in 2016 and will vote for him again in 2020.
We all want those 4 anti-American heifers to shut their big useless mouths and love America and do their jobs…or leave the country.
America’s anger toward them has nothing to do with the color of their skin and everything to do with the content of their character.
They, like you, have a job to do, a responsibility to serve Americans, all Americans, not illegal immigrants, not just Somalians dumped by Obama in Minnesota, not just Muslims, not just “Democratic Socialists”…ALL AMERICANS.
All those four miserable clueless individuals have done since being elected to Congress is to take up space and hog air time on the Democratic Party’s Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media.
Oh, and while I’m thinking about it, average Americans do not need the 4 of them trying to tell us how to live our lives.
Tell “The Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse” to go ask Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton how their attempts to do that worked out for them.
Madame Speaker, you and your fellow travelers’ attempts to equate American Patriotism with racism and bigotry by calling it “white nationalism” is falling on deaf ears.
Average Americans are proud of our country.
And, we support our President…because he has worked on OUR behalf…not his own, like you and your fellow House Democrats have.
You and your so-called “Moderate” House Democrats (which is a misnomer if I have ever heard one) should have gotten the Four Horsewomen under control from the get-go.
The fact that they are intimidating and running roughshod over all of you shows just how ineffectual and positively clueless you really are.
Enjoy your political party’s voyage down the ol’ porcelain receptacle.
Perhaps you guys should just rename yourselves “The Whigs” and get it over with.
KEEP AMERICA GREAT
Until He Comes,