Hillary Clinton responds to Trump tweets telling Dem lawmakers to ‘go back’ to their countries
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday hit back at President Trump after he tweeted that a group of progressive Democrats should “go back” to their home countries.
“They’re from America, and you’re right about one thing: Currently their government is a complete and total catastrophe,” Clinton tweeted.
They’re from America, and you’re right about one thing: Currently their government is a complete and total catastrophe. https://t.co/NvsnFSN8mb
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 14, 2019
Trump earlier on Sunday said that “‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen” should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” before criticizing policies in the U.S.
The tweets seemed to be directed at Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).
As Clinton pointed out, Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez and Pressley were all born in the U.S.
Omar was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. Her family fled the war-torn nation, initially finding refuge in Kenya before migrating to the U.S. as refugees in the early 1990s.
Trump’s attack on the first-year lawmakers has been met with universal pushback from the Democratic Party.
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