Elsa Alcala, a former Republican judge who once sat on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, said Monday that she has decided to leave the Republican Party after decades, citing President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren unveils Native American policy plan Live-action 'Mulan' star spurs calls for boycott with support of Hong Kong police Don't let other countries unfairly tax America's most innovative companies MORE’s “racism,” the Austin American-Statesman reports.

In a post shared from the retired judge’s Facebook page that has been gaining traction online, Alcala wrote, “It has taken me years to say this publicly but here I go. President Trump is the worst president in the history of this country.”

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“Even accepting that Trump has had some successes — and I believe these are few — at his core, his ideology is racism. To me, nothing positive about him could absolve him of his rotten core,” the post continued.

In a follow-up interview with the Austin American-Statesman released on Tuesday, Alcala said that recent tweets from Trump, in which he told four lawmakers to “go back” to their countries, played a role in her decision, telling the paper that she believes Trump is working to exclude “people who look like me.” 

“Every day with the Republican Party seemed worse than the day before. Trump speaks about brown people like me as lesser beings,” Alcala, who is a Latina, said. “It’s cliche to say, but the Republican Party left me.” 

“I thought that maybe Texas state politics at the Legislature might be better than the national Republican politics, but it was more of the same,” she also said, referring to the support Trump has enjoyed throughout his term in office from the national Republican Party and local chapters. 

The retired judge also said on Facebook that “any of the viable Democratic presidential candidates are superior to the status quo."

“The current Republican Party supports Trump, so I cannot support that party in Texas or nationally. The past Republican administrations were not Trump-like — they wanted an inclusive party — and I appreciate their past support of me, but that is no more,” she added.

Trump has been under fire the past few days for telling four minority Democratic lawmakers — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez brushes off Trump tweet claiming she is 'fuming' over Tlaib, Omar attention Trump finds consistent foil in 'Squad' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy MORE (N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTlaib says she won't visit Israel after being treated like 'a criminal' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Israel approves Tlaib request to visit grandmother in West Bank MORE (Mich.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleySen. Susan Collins: Israel should allow Omar, Tlaib to visit Ocasio-Cortez: Netanyahu sending message 'only some Americans are welcome to Israel' Pelosi: Israel's Omar-Tlaib decision 'a sign of weakness' MORE (Mass.) and Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTlaib says she won't visit Israel after being treated like 'a criminal' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Israel approves Tlaib request to visit grandmother in West Bank MORE (Minn.) — to “go back” to their home countries. 

Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Pressley were born in the U.S., and Omar is a naturalized citizen.

The House voted on Tuesday to approve a resolution condemning Trump's tweets targeting the minority congresswomen as racist. Four Republicans broke party ranks to join all Democrats in passing the measure.