Democratic strategist on Trump tweets: 'He's feeding this fear and hate'

Democratic strategist Will Jawando praised a House-passed Democratic resolution condemning President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE for recent tweets attacking four minority congresswomen.

The resolution, which passed in a 240-187 vote, came in response to Trump's tweet over the weekend when he told Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezWhy Democrats must confront extreme left wing incitement to violence The Hill Interview: Jerry Brown on climate disasters, COVID-19 and Biden's 'Rooseveltian moment' House Democrats postpone vote on marijuana decriminalization bill MORE (N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibGeorge Conway: 'Trump is like a practical joke that got out of hand' Pelosi endorses Kennedy in Massachusetts Senate primary challenge The Democratic Party platform represents our big tent MORE (Mich.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarDemocrats scramble on COVID-19 relief amid division, Trump surprise Larry Kudlow defends response to coronavirus: Trump 'led wisely' The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind - Woodward book revelations rock Washington MORE (Minn.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleySan Francisco considers changing local voting age to 16 Hillicon Valley: Election officials prepare for new Russian interference battle | 'Markeyverse' of online fans helps take down a Kennedy | GOP senators unveil bill to update tech liability protections 'Markeyverse' of online fans helps take down a Kennedy MORE (Mass.) to “go back" to their home countries, even though they all four are U.S. citizens.

“It was the right thing to do, are there other issues we need to focus on? Sure, but I think we need to call a spade a spade and the reason we’re divided right now is because he’s feeding this fear and hate,” Jawando, a former Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement under the Obama administration, told Hill.TV, adding “we can’t stand for that.”

Jawando, who is now a council member in Montgomery County, Md., called the president’s comments unacceptable and clearly racist.

“Ultimately sanity prevailed, and we called a racist a racist,” he said. “It’s really unfortunate that we are where we are where Americans — members of Congress — are being told to go back to where they came from and to say that is not racist — I don’t know how you say that when you look at the history of this president."

Trump’s remarks sparked backlash from Democrats and even some Republicans.

Four Republican lawmakers voted in favor of the resolution condemning Trump: Reps. Susan BrooksSusan Wiant BrooksHouse Democrats' campaign arm reserves .6M in ads in competitive districts Stefanik credits Trump for spike in GOP women running for office DCCC reserves new ad buys in competitive districts, adds new members to 'Red to Blue' program MORE (Ind.), Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickFlorida Democrat introduces bill to recognize Puerto Rico statehood referendum DCCC reserves new ad buys in competitive districts, adds new members to 'Red to Blue' program 2020 Global Tiger Day comes with good news, but Congress still has work to do MORE (Pa.), Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdHillicon Valley: Oracle confirms deal with TikTok to be 'trusted technology provider' | QAnon spreads across globe, shadowing COVID-19 | VA hit by data breach impacting 46,000 veterans House approves bill to secure internet-connected federal devices against cyber threats House Democrats' campaign arm reserves .6M in ads in competitive districts MORE (Texas) and Fred UptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen UptonOn Paycheck Protection Program, streamlined forgiveness is key Hispanic Caucus campaign arm endorses slate of non-Hispanic candidates Progressives soaring after big primary night MORE (Mich.).

The majority of House Republicans rejected the resolution as a “partisan ploy” by Democrats.

“This resolution divides our nation and distracts us from addressing the issues the American people sent us here to solve,” House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseHouse GOP slated to unveil agenda ahead of election House panel details 'serious' concerns around Florida, Georgia, Texas, Wisconsin elections Scalise hit with ethics complaint over doctored Barkan video MORE (R-La.) said in a statement following the vote. “It's time House Democrats start focusing on the real problems facing the American people, instead of their own.”

Trump has doubled down on his remarks, insisting that there is not a "racist bone" in his body. He also released a video on Wednesday taunting "the squad," a term commonly used to refer to the four progressive lawmakers targeted by Trump over the weekend.

—Tess Bonn