Trump asks when 'Radical Left Congresswomen' will apologize to US

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll MORE early Monday ramped up his online attacks on a group of progressive Democratic congresswomen, asking when they will apologize to the U.S.

"When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said," he tweeted.

"So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!" he added.

"If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out," he added in a subsequent tweet. "I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S."

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The president's tweets come a day after he lashed out at “ 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen,” saying the female lawmakers should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came" before attacking U.S. policies.

Without naming them specifically, he appeared to be referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez claps back after article on her dress: 'Sequins are a great accessory to universal healthcare' Democrats working to ensure Trump's second term Ocasio-Cortez announces slate of all-female congressional endorsements MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarIlhan Omar accuses Meghan McCain of trafficking in 'anti-Muslim smears and hate speech' Sanders wins endorsement of top Muslim group Omar endorses progressive Georgia Democrat running for House seat MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibSanders wins endorsement of top Muslim group Don't let 'welfare for all' advocates derail administration's food stamp program reforms Omar endorses progressive Georgia Democrat running for House seat MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyThere's no such thing as a free bus Don't let 'welfare for all' advocates derail administration's food stamp program reforms Tlaib says she held Omar's hand during 'triggering' moments at Trump's State of the Union speech MORE (D-Mass.).

Trump’s tweets were widely condemned by Democratic lawmakers Sunday, with many calling the messages racist and pointing out that Omar, who is a U.S. citizen, was the only lawmaker of the group not born in the United States.

However, Trump doubled down and posted another tweet Sunday night, saying it was "sad to see the Democrats sticking up for people who speak so badly of our Country.”

Trump has frequently gone after Omar, who was born in Somalia and came to the U.S. as a refugee with her family, for her vocal views of the United States’s relationship with Israel.

Trump opened his attacks Sunday following a week of sparring between the progressives and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump's Intel moves spark Democratic fury Buttigieg sounds alarm after Sanders wins Nevada Russian interference reports rock Capitol Hill MORE (D-Calif.), with Pelosi openly questioning the weight of their influence in an interview with The New York Times.

— This report was updated at 7:46 a.m.