Donald Trump is being blazingly, blazingly racist again. This time he lashed out (on Twitter, possibly while on the toilet) against "'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen": He is either reacting to Fox News coverage of non-white freshmen Democratic congresswomen who have allied themselves, as "squad", with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or more specifically reacting to coverage of a Netroots Nation event yesterday that featured Democratic Reps. Barbara Lee, Deb Haaland, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib. All are women of color, and the panel topics ranged from reparations to Trump's immigration atrocities to his impeachment.
In a string of tweets, Trump attacked the group in starkly racist terms, telling to "go back" to the "broken and crime infested places from which they came."
So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!
Of the group, only Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar was not born in the United States. Fox News has been especially aggressive in their attacks on Omar in recent days, and has been the target of frothing invective from white nationalist-promoting Fox host Tucker Carlson.
Trump's demand that elected House Representatives of color "go back" to where "they came" is among the purist forms of racism, a dividing of non-white, non-European Americans into a targeted "other" regardless of their American birth. It is the core motivating concept of white nationalist groups.
Trump is being condemned from all non-Republican quarters for his outburst. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded by "reject[ing]" Trump's "xenophobic comments," tweeting that his statement "reaffirms his plan to 'Make America Great Again' has always been about making America white again."