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'Apologize to America,' Trump tells Democratic congresswomen

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By Doina Chiacu

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen who have criticized his policies, calling on them to apologize as he himself faced charges of racism.

"I don't believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said," Trump said in a Twitter post.

Trump ignited controversy last weekend when he tweeted that the four lawmakers, who are all women of color, should "go back" to where they came from if they do not like the United States.

Three of the lawmakers - U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan - were born in the United States. Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota came as a refugee from Somalia and is a naturalized citizen.

The first-term congresswomen, known as "the squad," have been highly critical of Trump and have also challenged their own Democratic leadership. Tlaib and Omar have been outspoken critics of Israel's government.

U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, denounced Trump's latest attack and said he had "no doubt" that Trump was a racist.

"These are folks and women who love their country and they work very hard and they want to move us towards that more perfect union that our founding fathers talked about," Cummings, who is African-American, said on ABC's "This Week."

"So when you disagree with the president, suddenly you're a bad person. Our allegiance is not to the president. Our allegiance is to the Constitution of the United States of America and to the American people."

The Democratic-led House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday that said the House "strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments." The symbolic measure was aimed at shaming Trump and the Republicans who stood by him.

Unbowed, Trump launched a blistering critique of Omar during a rally in North Carolina on Wednesday night, pausing when the crowd erupted into chants of "Send her back."

After some fellow Republicans denounced that language, Trump said the next day he did not agree with the chants. On Friday, however, he defended the North Carolina crowd as "incredible patriots."

Following Wednesday's rally, Omar accused Trump of "spewing fascist ideology." Ocasio-Cortez said he intentionally egged on the vitriol.

"Roll back the tape ... He relished it. He took it in and he's doing this intentionally," she said on Saturday at a town hall meeting on immigration in New York.

She retweeted Trump on Sunday with a list of things "we fight to guarantee," including healthcare, student loan forgiveness, living wages and basic human rights. "You: Jack up drug prices, appoint (Education Secretary) Betsy DeVos to scam student loans, hurt immigrant kids," she wrote.

Trump has repeatedly tried to tag Democrats as backing policies that he and Republicans in Congress portray as"socialist" and out of step with much of the country. At the same time, he has relied on racially divisive rhetoric as he girds for a tough re-election battle in November 2020.

U.S. Senator Cory Booker, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, said on Sunday Trump was "worse than a racist."

"He is actually using racist tropes and racial language for political gain," Booker said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Stephen Miller, Trump's top immigration adviser, countered that the president had made clear he disagreed with the "Send her back" chants.

"The core issue is that all the people in that audience, and millions of patriotic Americans all across this country are tired of being beat up, condescended to, looked down upon, talked down to by members of Congress on the left in Washington, D.C., and their allies in many quarters of the media," he said on "Fox News Sunday."

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Donny should be apologizing to America for his incessant lying and bumbling incompetence.

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 Our allegiance is not to the president. Our allegiance is to the Constitution of the United States of America and to the American people."

Cult of personality. Plain and simple. Too many Trump supporters drinking his kool aid which is intended to poison the nation. Steve Bannon, Richard Spencer, David Duke and Putin are smiling.

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Let's take a look at some of the lies Donny has told and Trumpophiles have echoed:

TRUMP quotes Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., as saying: "You don't say 'America' with this intensity. You say 'al-Qaida,' it makes you proud. Al-Qaida makes you proud. You don't speak that way about America." — North Carolina rally on Wednesday.

TRUMP: "I hear the way she talks about al-Qaida. Al-Qaida has killed many Americans. She said, 'You can hold your chest out, you can — when I think of America — uhh — when I think of al-Qaida, I can hold my chest out.'" — remarks Monday at a manufacturing event at the White House.

THE FACTS: This is a wholly distorted account of what the Omar said. She did not voice pride in the terrorist group.

TRUMP, on Ocasio-Cortez: "Cortez said that illegal immigrants are more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be. Can you believe that? That's what she is saying." — North Carolina rally.

THE FACTS: True, except that people who come to the border and ask for refugee status can't be described as "illegal immigrants." They commit no crime by applying for that status. Ocasio-Cortez, speaking of women and children who show up seeking refuge or opportunity, said: "They're acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be." This was from an MSNBC interview in January.

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I mean I get it. Of course, these women are American, but they're not "as" American, you know. I mean, like some people are American, and some people are "American". Like, they hold American passports, but they're not as American as other Americans. You know. I mean, it's hard to pin down exactly what it is that makes these women less American, but just look at them, you can tell.

People need to understand that if America is going to be made great again, it requires identifying which Americans are lesser Americans, and which ones are real Americans. Only real Americans can make America great again. These lesser Americans need to learn to suck it up, and let America be made great.

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...again.

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capable of loving our Country.

I don't recall anything in the Constitution saying I must love my country, especially if Trump means I must love the military and the ruling class directing it. I have read in dystopian novels where the .01% control totalitarian states that people must love their state. I've also read in China under Mao, the Soviet Union under Stalin and Germany under Hitler the state had forces watching their populations looking for those who might not 'love' the state and its cult leader.

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"I don't believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said," Trump said in a Twitter post.

You are the one who should be apologizing to the US and the WORLD for creating so much BS in your short term in office!

You are an embarrassment to America.

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I don't think Trump will be satisfied until one of these women is injured.

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I don't believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said," 

I understand he is the “figure head” of America, but he does not represent America. Furthermore, according to the election, he doesn’t represent the popular vote either.

Also, throughout history, Americans have always challenged presidents and their policies so as far as I’m concerned they are doing some of the most American things possible.

People need to understand that if America is going to be made great again, it requires identifying which Americans are lesser Americans, and which ones are real Americans.

@strangerland

Who are considered lesser and real Americans?

Also, the Congresswomen have not done anything un-American and were elected by Americans. One of them represents Massachusetts and Boston is popularly believed to be one of the most Patriotic places in America. So are you saying real Americans can’t recognize real Americans and you are somehow qualified to do this?

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"The core issue is that all the people in that audience, and millions of patriotic Americans all across this country are tired of being beat up, condescended to, looked down upon, talked down to by members of Congress on the left in Washington, D.C., and their allies in many quarters of the media," he said on "Fox News Sunday."

You're on TV saying Trump didn't support the chant, which everyone knows is a lie. Wouldn't it be logical to look down on people who do that?

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Who are considered lesser and real Americans?

I don't know, there's just something when you look at them. You can clearly tell that some are Americans, and some are "Americans".

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> @strangerland

Who are considered lesser and real Americans?

Stranger is clearly being sarcastic and taking the piss out of Trumpophiles.

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Omar is an Islamist, giggles about Al Quaeda, has a chip on her shoulder because when she came to the US she was expecting even more free stuff than she got.

The rest of "the squad" are nut-jobs. Im fine with them staying right where they are. Theyre poison for the Democratic party and 2020 election hopes.

Exactly. Look at these women and you can clearly see the difference between Americans and "Americans".

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It's shocking to see how many racists live among us.

And shocking how brazen they are.

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@Strangerland

Since many people are wrong about what an American is and you are the recognized expert, please tell me what an American is?

let America be made great

Do you mean back to where groups of European colonizers stole the country and could only truly produce during times of war or during the .com era? Where the country was heavily divided and civil rights civil war was rampant or where women were fighting for equality? Is that the “Great again” American you were referring to?

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Trump ignited controversy last weekend when he tweeted that the four lawmakers, who are all women of color

and

Cummings, who is African-American

If only Trump injected race as much as the media I might actually believe he was a racist.

Anyway, good on Trump for sticking to his guns. I can respect someone who stands firm in their beliefs. If Trump had told a European to go back I doubt there would be an uproar; but now as it stands, any critique of a poc is by default racially charged. Never mind the fact Trump said go and come back, but that part is conveniently omitted.

The Democratic-led House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday that said the House "strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments." The symbolic measure was aimed at shaming Trump and the Republicans who stood by him.

Which was another episode of the democratic circus. Even the democratic presiding member slammed the gavel in embarrassment and walked out; not to mention Nancy was put on time out for her buffoonery. Also, let's not forget that the squad was just calling Nancy a racist up until the moment Trump dropped the tweet. In other words, any criticism directed at the squad is automatically dismissed as racist.

Indeed Ilhan needs to apologize for downplaying 9/11. How absurd for her to claim she loves the USA more than any native born citizen and then downplays the second biggest attack on America behind Pearl Harbor.

I'm not buying it.

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Since many people are wrong about what an American is and you are the recognized expert, please tell me what an American is?

You know, it's like some people are like, real Americans, right? They are trying to Make America Great Again. But they have to deal with the "Americans", who really just need to learn to let America be Made Great Again.

There's just something about "Americans", you know what I mean. I can't put my finger on it, but like when you see them, you kind of understand they're not Americans, they're "Americans".

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Exactly. Look at these women and you can clearly see the difference between Americans and "Americans".

I know you're trying to be existential and sarcastic, but actually we can tell the difference, and it's not racist to point out the difference. What are going to say to so-called people of color who do agree with Trump?

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I know you're trying to be existential and sarcastic, but actually we can tell the difference, and it's not racist to point out the difference. What are going to say to so-called people of color who do agree with Trump?

So, what is the difference? How are you differentiating between two American citizens as to which one is truly American?

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actually we can tell the difference

Right! I look at them, and I can tell right away that they are "American" and not American. Why can't they just stop stopping America from being Made Great Again? Lesser Americans need to learn their place.

it's not racist to point out the difference.

I'm offended that you would even consider the idea that race has anything to play with it. I have not stated such a thing. The idea that you would even accuse me of being racist is an offense to dignity and all that is right in this world.

What are going to say to so-called people of color who do agree with Trump?

I think we need to stick to talking about Americans and "Americans", and leave the race out of it. Because looking at those women, they are multiple races, so it's clearly not a race issue.

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@mrnoidall Indeed Ilhan needs to apologize for downplaying 9/11

The above another example of nation-uber-alles, the alt right's mantra. They say people must think the way the leader and his followers do or apologize. Or leave the country. They say people must think like Trump and his followers who say yes, of course most of the 911 terrorists were Saudi, but they're our friends because they buy our weapons to slaughter 'others' while bolstering our economy and its military-industrial complex. Among these same people, those who want Representative Ilhan to apologize, are those claiming 911 was done by Americans.

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Right! I look at them, and I can tell right away that they are "American" and not American.

Because that's what racist do: they look and quickly put people into two groups: whites and poc. Then they say if you critique anyone in the latter group you're a racist.

I base my opinions on the anti-American comments made by the squad. I couldn't care less what color or gender they are.

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@mrnoidallWhat are going to say to so-called people of color who do agree with Trump?

In your most basic statistics class you learned that with in any population of any size outliers and anomalies will occur. And that's another reason alt rightists' backing Trump should stop making choices binary. An example is 'love it or leave it', or Bush's 'You're for us or you're for the terrorists'. Gray exists.

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Because that's what racist do: they look and quickly put people into two groups: whites and poc.

This is clearly not about race. Have you looked at these women, they are multiple races!

I'm offended that you would even suggest it's about race. We all know it's about being American, and being "American".

Enough with your disgusting accusations of racism. There is no greater offense then accusations of racism. Anyone who thinks there is, deserves to be a slave.

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Readers, please cut out the acrimony.

In your most basic statistics class you learned that with in any population of any size outliers and anomalies will occur

Sure, any minorities who don't tow the line are anomalies. Nice. Just nice.

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Because that's what racist do: they look and quickly put people into two groups: whites and poc. Then they say if you critique anyone in the latter group you're a racist.

No, that's not what racists do. Racists do what Donny did in the 70s in refusing to rent to black people, they apply the worst traits of a small number of poc to all other members of that class of poc.

I base my opinions on the anti-American comments made by the squad. I couldn't care less what color or gender they are.

What are these allegedly anti-American comments? This should be fun.

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I think the squad need to apologize to the entire nation for diverting our attention away from more important matters all over tweet. I mean, really? some guy somewhere just said something. I don't get all the upheaval.

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I think the squad need to apologize to the entire nation for diverting our attention away from more important matters all over tweet. I mean, really? some guy somewhere just said something. I don't get all the upheaval.

I agree! How dare they not let Trump Make America Great Again! How dare they not apologize for their treason in disagreeing with Dear Leader? Do they not realize that only Americans are allowed to disagree with the president, which is why Trump was allowed to criticize Obama, but that "Americans" need to learn their place and shut up, because "Americans" cannot criticize the president's actions.

Damned "Americans".

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Sure, any minorities who don't tow the line are anomalies. Nice. Just nice.

Another example of tyranny of the majority thinking. (In this case the 'majority' is 'demographic'; in reality they're a minority of the population.) The majority think what's good for them must be good for the 'others'. All the majority need to do is share crumbs and continue to trickle down on those under them. TOE

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If I may propose a solution to this whole problem, it's that everyone clearly recognizes which Americans are American, and which are "American", and the "Americans" just need to shut the hell up with their treasonous talk.

Problem solved.

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Never before have we had such a buffoon as a “president” and one that is thin-skinned and lashes out with junior-high school insults, lies and taunts. And no matter how “low” he gets he plumbs new lows all of which make his mouth-breathing cave-men followers all the happier. Indeed, our conservative posters will (a) deflect these comments, ‘ah it is just a bunch of nothing,’ (b) dig down and repeat the lies and reinforce them, (c) do the both-siderism, ginning up fabricated comments from democrats. I wonder which one they will resort to as they will brook NO criticism of their dear leader. They themselves are incapable of criticizing him (or should I say IT, as him confers personhood, and that might confer humanity which he has NONE.

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The Squad has nothing to apologize for.

Donnie has a list of things longer than his tie to apologize for, and that's just from this year.

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Most if not all of the "squad" will be gone in 2 to 4 years by redistricting, voter fatigue and/or more viable candidates running in their districts, so why are you wasting your breath on them now...

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I think the squad need to apologize to the entire nation for diverting our attention away from more important matters all over tweet. I mean, really? some guy somewhere just said something. I don't get all the upheaval.

So, Donny can distract everyone from the pressing issues of government by engaging in childish twitter feuds, but four minority women lawmakers can't call out his repugnance? Got it.

And, how about those anti-American statements you allege they made?

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How dare they not apologize for their treason in disagreeing with Dear Leader?

But it's not just a mere disagreement. You have a group of people who want to usher in soviet style politics into America. And they use history as a trojan horse. You see, sure, the founding fathers were slave owners who wrote the constitution and Bill of Rights with only white males in mind. But that doesn't mean the underlying principles in those documents aren't beautiful and the greatest the world has ever seen--when, of course, they are applied to all people--not just white males. Henry Ford was a blatant racist, but we're not going to just trash the idea of the car, are we? no. So why trash the founding of the country? because that's what these marxist/ fascist want to do. "If Fascism Ever Comes to America, It Will Come in the Name of Liberalism"--Reagan. The squad does not merely disagree. They want to change the fundamental principles of America--they want to change America--and not for the better, save for an elite few. They use historical injustices as a disguise; they claim to be fighting for the underdog, and the stupid masses will believe it. Presley isn't even ashamed: she said don't even join the party unless you have a black, brown, or LGTB voice. In other words, they agree wholeheartedly with the poster upstairs: any minorities not willing to embrace the victimhood/ fascist ideology is an anomaly. No, no, no. A disagreement, I think not.

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If criticizing the state of the country is unpatriotic as Trump claims, how does he explain away his campaign motto of "Make America Great Again" because isn't that phrase indicating that he was displeased at some point about the state of the US? How unpatriotic of him and his followers. Maybe they should pack up and leave

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But it's not just a mere disagreement. You have a group of people who want to usher in soviet style politics into America

And your evidence is what? You can't even point to the anti-American comments you alleged they made.

Henry Ford was a blatant racist, but we're not going to just trash the idea of the car, are we

Why would we trash Karl Benz's invention because of Ford's racism?

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If criticizing the state of the country is unpatriotic as Trump claims, how does he explain away his campaign motto of "Make America Great Again" because isn't that phrase indicating that he was displeased at some point about the state of the US? How unpatriotic of him and his followers. Maybe they should pack up and leave

It may seem hypocritical on the surface-to some; but when I hear MAGA, I think about the current state of the USA: you have everybody broken off into little groups based on gender, race, culture, sexual orientation. And evrybody has grievance they think everybody else should pay for. Everyone feels entitled. Everyone is complaining. No one is taking any responsibility for themselves. Everyone wants big, and bigger government to intervene and be the mediator for their indignation. They are jealous and envious of their neighbors. People are licking ice creams in the super market and putting it back, thinking that it's revolutionary. In short the country is in a morbid state of degeneracy. Morals, hard work, responsibility are long gone out the window. The elderly are in a state of disbelief and fear of getting mugged on the street. To me MAGA means a reversal of that. But people only hear racism, and I reiterate: you have everybody broken off into little groups based on gender, race, culture, sexual orientation. And evrybody has grievance they think everybody else should pay for. Everyone feels entitled. Everyone is complaining. No one is taking any responsibility for themselves. Everyone wants big, and bigger government to intervene and be the mediator for their indignation.

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Why would we trash Karl Benz's invention because of Ford's racism?

Ok. Split hairs all day if you want. We all know Henry Ford's influence. If it makes you happy, the car assembly line, then. You purposely miss the forest for the trees.

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Back on topic please.

It may seem hypocritical on the surface-to some; but when I hear MAGA, I think about the current state of the USA: you have everybody broken off into little groups based on gender, race, culture, sexual orientation. And evrybody has grievance they think everybody else should pay for. Everyone feels entitled. Everyone is complaining. No one is taking any responsibility for themselves. Everyone wants big, and bigger government to intervene and be the mediator for their indignation. They are jealous and envious of their neighbors. People are licking ice creams in the super market and putting it back, thinking that it's revolutionary. In short the country is in a morbid state of degeneracy. Morals, hard work, responsibility are long gone out the window. The elderly are in a state of disbelief and fear of getting mugged on the street. To me MAGA means a reversal of that. But people only hear racism, and I reiterate: you have everybody broken off into little groups based on gender, race, culture, sexual orientation. And evrybody has grievance they think everybody else should pay for. Everyone feels entitled. Everyone is complaining. No one is taking any responsibility for themselves. Everyone wants big, and bigger government to intervene and be the mediator for their indignation.

Yeah!

And you people keep asking which comments these women made that were un-American, and the simple answer, which is why we don't feel the need to supply any examples, is 'everything'.

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You confuse an “American citizen who is speaking” with “saying something American”.

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Everyone feels entitled. Everyone is complaining. No one is taking any responsibility for themselves.

You don't think this sounds like Donny?

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Only racists would make excuses for him at this stage.

He is putting people's lives in jeopardy.

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Only racists would make excuses for him at this stage.

He is putting people's lives in jeopardy.

I would disagree. Continually pushing the victimhood narrative that says everyone is racist, and giving innocent minority children the impression that they're eternally oppressed and already doomed before they even make it out of the starting blocks puts lives in greater jeopardy. And we have all the statistics of prisons, high school dropouts, homicides, drug use to prove it.

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Mr Noidall, Today, 07:32 Anyway, good on Trump for sticking to his guns. I can respect someone who stands firm in their beliefs. 

Trump 2012: "Trump called Clinton “terrific” again in an interview with Fox News, saying she performed well as Secretary of State. “Hillary Clinton I think is a terrific woman,” he told Greta Van Susteren. “I am biased because I have known her for years. I live in New York. She lives in New York. I really like her and her husband both a lot. I think she really works hard. And I think, again, she’s given an agenda, it is not all of her, but I think she really works hard and I think she does a good job. I like her.

Lindsey Graham 2015: "Donald Trump is a race-baiting, xenophobic bigot".

Ted Cruz 2016: Trump is a "narcissist" and "serial philanderer" and "morality doesn't exist" for him. Maybe it is the case that Donald, there have been multiple media reports about Donald's business dealings with the mob, with the mafia. Maybe his taxes show those business dealings are a lot more extensive than has been reported".

Sure, those Repubs really stand firm in their beliefs...

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Trump making America Great; on fiasco after another. Is the White House actually getting anything done?

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You have a group of people who want to usher in soviet style politics into America. And they use history as a trojan horse. 

All members of the squad said so?

Quotes, please.

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Trumps such a narcissist he cant give up he has to walk away win some sort of win...he is endangering the lives of these people by the hate he is spewing....Its truly a disgusting America created by a disgusting pathetic excuse for a president..

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All members of the squad said so?

Quotes, please.

Yes. Watch their speeches. Don't just log onto jt without doing your homework and expecting others to do it for you.

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But since they don't like it, hopefully they'll let me get away with this: remember Ihan downplayed 9/11?

Except she didn't:

https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2019/07/ilhan-omar-911-comments-trump-saudi-relations-190716160539559.html

Responding to Trump's accusations, Omar tells Al Jazeera: "Those [9/11] are horrific attacks. There's no question about it, that's not a debatable thing. Innocent Americans lost their lives that day, we all mourn their deaths ... And I think it's quite disgusting that people even question that and want to debate that."

In fact, Trump didn't even quote her full sentence:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/04/trump-slammed-9-11-footage-ilhan-omar-190414120418141.html

And of course, trying to claim that Omar is loyal to "Muslims" over 'America' is facetious as well, considering this quote from the first interview:

"Our alliedship with Saudi Arabia and the Emirates is immoral. I believe that it is one of the most absurd alliedships; it doesn't fit with any of our values. When we think about what is in the interest of our national security, entrusting them to help us with that is like trusting a thief to watch over your shop. We know that they can't be trusted in that process."

You see... that's how you actually quote someone. Not by saying "well there was that one time they said this thing," but by actually posting their complete words.

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Watch their speeches. Don't just log onto jt without doing your homework and expecting others to do it for you.

I have. They have never said anything about Soviet style politics or using history as a Trojan horse. Maybe you’re confusing them with Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh.

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Yes. Watch their speeches. Don't just log onto jt without doing your homework and expecting others to do it for you.

I have. If there's any benefit of the racist blathering of Donnie Trump, it's that I've gone and checked the actual speeches, the actual unedited transcripts. I've read the actual words, listened to them.

What I haven't done is depend on right wing 'media' that butchers, misquotes, or just makes up lies out of whole cloth.

None of The Squad have said anything 'Anti-American' or anything about 'hating America.'

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The next election is going to be a watershed event and will tell the world just what kind of country America really has become.

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I make the assertion that these women want to usher in Soviet-stlyle politics ( definition needed ), but I can’t offer any quotes, but they do, and you should look for these quotes.

Alrighty.

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Repubs and Trumpers here obsess over Omar and the squad, and say they're racist and Un-American...and try to make them the face of the Dem Party.

Fine, in that case let's make these folks the face of the Repub Party;

Trump: Well, when it comes to racism, there's not much more to say...except some Nazi's and White Nationalists are "very fine people"...

Rep Steve King: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” 

Rep Gov Ron DeSantis: Said voters shouldn’t “monkey this up” by choosing his African-American opponent.

There's your face of the Repub Party - just throw in Roy Moore and you have a real cabal of deplorables...

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So which Trump fans are willing to bend over and grab their ankles and tell us Trump disapproved of the chant?

Trick question. The answer is 'All of them."

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America is the president and head of state but he isn't America alone. Tens of millions disagree with him, his policies and his mannerisms with the constant Twitter gutter level attacks against what he does not like.

He does not get to decide who are good Americans.

Trump has been inciting hatred against these four women and gets to own that. He brings up the rhetoric that America is once again only a country for whites and everyone else should be sent back to, where?

Shame on him, Mr President apologize to your country for your own many failings.

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What are going to say to so-called people of color who do agree with Trump?

"How are you both?"

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Adenoids:

What are going to say to so-called people of color who do agree with Trump?

No problem because they don't exist.

By the way, congratulations in scoring one positive vote on one comment above! Fat finger?

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There four women and others like them freely use thier 'race', color, gender and notions of victimhood coupled with accusations of 'white, male supremacy', etc, to get a leg up.

Thier message to the masses: 'We're morally good. We're 'woke' We're better than you, you're all racists, white supremacists, bigots, etc. Move over and give us power over you!'

President Trump calls thier bluff and tells them to apologize the nation. Hilarious.

While I hate how farcical this has become, I appreciate how the president is standing up for the little guys against these bullies.

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I don't think Trump knows the meaning of the word apologize, if he did he would have apologized years ago

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Trump has really changed his tune since his campaign.

"The idea of American Greatness, of our country as the leader of the free and unfree world, has vanished … "

"Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; ... and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.This American carnage stops right here and stops right now."

"Our roads and bridges are falling apart, our airports are in third-world condition."

"I looked at the many types of illness our country had, and whether it’s at the border, whether it’s security, whether it’s law and order or lack of law and order."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/18/trumps-been-hating-on-america-is-it-time-for-him-to-leave

Um, send him home, I guess?

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@Concerned Citizen

While I hate how farcical this has become, I appreciate how the president is standing up for the little guys against these bullies.

LOL! The only little guy is Dump. He wants "the Squad" and the Media to apologize to him for shining a light on his actions and giving him "bad press".

Concerned Citizen real quote:

"This privileged white man and others like them freely use their 'race', color, gender and notions of victimhood coupled with accusations of reverse racism, Anti-Semitism, "America First" and "religious freedom" to get a leg up.

Their message to the masses: 'We're morally good. We were here first, We're better than you, you are trying to take my guns, you're all criminals, socialists, you are ruining this country for the "white man", etc. Move over and give us our country back!'

"The Squad" and the Media calls his bluff and tells him to apologize the nation. Truly Hilarious!"

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I think Trump shoots himself in the foot all the time, by things he says and tweets, and I cant figure out why but having watched AOC and Omar talk, Im convinced they are inexperienced, too young, and radical to be in Congress. Telling them to go back to where they came from is a bit idiotic IMO but they are definitely dangerous and do not represent mainstream US generational values. They are diversity at its worst.

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PTown: Too many Trump supporters drinking his kool aid which is intended to poison the nation. Steve Bannon, Richard Spencer, David Duke and Putin are smiling.

The Left keeps pushing the racism trope about Republicans but cannot see the racism that infests their party from top to bottom. David Duke is a big supporter of Omar.

https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/7/david-duke-praises-rep-ilhan-omar/

Given the Lefts frequent reliance on guilt by association Dukes full support of Omar should be slam dunk proof of the party of the Klans continued and unabashed bigotry and hatred.

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Israelis don’t agree with all its government’s policies, but US citizens will agree with Israel’s ruling party or be punished? Send him back!

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"So when you disagree with the president, suddenly you're a bad person

Nooooo, but when you accuse someone of being a racist because they suggest you leave the country if you don't like it, you're wrong.

Trump has done way more for Americans regardless of color or ethnicity than any of these lunatic Squad members.

Ben Carson points to Trump's policies as proof he is not a racist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uDXiCGVLoc

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@WolfPack

The Left keeps pushing the racism trope about Republicans but cannot see the racism that infests their party from top to bottom. David Duke is a big supporter of Omar.

With your same logic, most nationalist, racists, and white supremacist groups support Dump and the Republicon party.

What does that say about the GOP?

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Trump is a version of Peter and the Wolf.

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@Serrano

Nooooo, but when you accuse someone of being a racist because they suggest you leave the country if you don't like it, you're wrong.

The Jewish League came in defense of "the Squad".

ADL:

“As Jews, we are all too familiar with this kind of divisive prejudice,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO and National Director. “While ADL has publicly disagreed with these congresswomen on some issues, the president is echoing the racist talking points of white nationalists and cynically using the Jewish people and the state of Israel as a shield to double down on his remarks. Politicizing the widespread, bipartisan support for Israel and throwing around accusations of anti-Semitism is damaging to the security of Israel and the Jewish community. He should lead by example, stop politicizing these issues and stop smearing members of Congress.”

ADL Condemns President Trump's Racist Tweets and His Use of Israel and Jews as a Shield

https://www.adl.org/news/press-releases/adl-condemns-president-trumps-racist-tweets-and-his-use-of-israel-and-jews-as-a

Ha! Nice try!

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I don’t even like Omar, but the right to dissent is a core democratic value that any patriotic American will support.

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So tired of trump and his ridiculousness. He's such a hypocrite. He literally ran his presidential campaign on how bad America is. And now he's saying leave if you don't like it. It's just embarrassing to watch. It's even more embarrassing to see the people that support this nonsense. I miss real politics like you know Democrats Republicans liberals Independence whoever you are, talking about issues. Not this daytime TV drama that is American politics now.

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While I hate how farcical this has become, I appreciate how the president is standing up for the little guys against these bullies.

This is what makes sense within the bubble of the right wing media echo chamber. The women who were attacked and told to leave their home country are the bullies. And the Trump followers are the victims. It is always such a neat mental trick, weak one, where the racists become the victims. The majority of white voters for Trump believe they are victims of systemic injustice. Classic projection. Fox and Trump use this to their advantage of course. It is all so blatantly stupid.

Trump is a racist. The Obama birther campaign was one big racist campaign. A total and complete lie based on racism. Basically it maintained that no black person could be President. And millions of republicans thought the same. Pure racism. But it started before that, Trumps Dad supported the KKK so Donny learned from

his Dad about how to think about minorities. Once Trump became President he admitted Obama was an American. He used racism to become President and is exploiting it again in his 2020 campaign.

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Soon that tradition will be deemed racist as well.

Your entire is why America used to have separation of church and state.

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Nooooo, but when you accuse someone of being a racist because they suggest you leave the country if you don't like it, you're wrong.

Textbooks say otherwise.

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Amendment 1: ( condensed version) “abridging the freedom of speech” is a no-no.

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@wolfpack David Duke is a big supporter of Omar.

Cherry pick and distort much? Duke's supporting her view on Israel; nowhere in the link you sent does it say she's a 'big supporter' of the Representative..

the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard spoke out strongly in favor of the Muslim Congresswoman who has accused Jewish lawmakers of dual loyalty, attributed support for Israel to foreign money, and said Israel has “hypnotized” the world.

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Rep. Swalwell recites a long list of Trump comments he calls ‘racist’ while Republicans protest

https://youtu.be/zu0HbwZFWIc

An Oral History of Trump’s Bigotry

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/06/trump-racism-comments/588067/

Trump with his incited hatred continues to destroy the presidency, the Oval Office and what is good about America.

"Sent him back"

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It is Trump who should apologize to America after what he has done its people, its environment and its reputation. He should grovel.

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If anyone owes the people of the US an apology, it's the race-baiter-in-chief, his enablers in the Senate and House, and his white nationalist base.

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Both sides are digging in their heels and neither side will budge and the squad thinks using the race card will give them an edge or hitting below the belt. Seeing how radical these congresswomen are plays right into Trump’s hands.

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@bas4 quad thinks using the race card'

squad' & 'race card'

Great examples of alt right language intended to flame and distort. Of course @bass etal can use 'race baiting' terms; they just can't be called out for doing so.

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I don’t even like Omar, but the right to dissent is a core democratic value that any patriotic American will support.

Sure, dissent is a core democratic value, but what are you thinking trying to inject a rational statement about core democratic values into this argument?

Don't you know the Marxist/Fascist/Soviet-style enemies of America will just seize on that kind of thing to advance their Socialist-loving little-guy hating Trump-bullying agenda?

Dissent is Treason! Apologize!

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I don’t even like Omar, but the right to dissent is a core democratic value that any patriotic American will support.

I thought that was the core of democracy too. Let people have their say and dismantle their arguments. Omar is there to be dismantled. However, Trump doesn’t know much about politics, struggles to express himself and so resorting to silly name-calling and demonizing his opponents is the only way for him to go. He’s incapable of dismantling an argument.

The sad thing is his supporters often sound like him. He’s dragging some of them down with him and meeting many who were already at that level.

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Trump will lose the presidential election next year.

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Trump mentioned no names. The four idiot congresswomen did that themselves.

Exactly. Why can't people understand Trump was talking about no one in particular? It was a rhetorical question.

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