Theresa May calls Trump remarks 'completely unacceptable'

Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa MayTheresa Mary MayTrump, UK's Boris Johnson to meet on sidelines of G-7 summit Trump, Boris Johnson discuss Brexit, trade issues in Monday phone call Pence to travel to United Kingdom, Ireland and Iceland in September MORE on Monday described President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE's remarks telling a group of Democratic congresswomen to go back to the countries they came from "completely unacceptable," according to a report from the BBC.

May, who has been insulted herself by the U.S. president, made the comment about Trump through a spokesperson. The prime minister is set to step down in the coming weeks.

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Just last week, Trump criticized May as "foolish" for her failure to secure a deal to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union.

The insults came after a series of leaked cables showed former British Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch had belittled Trump. The president also insulted him repeatedly over Twitter as a "fool," very stupid" and "wacky."

May has previously criticized Trump for comments made in the wake of the deadly violence at a 2017 white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Va., but Monday's comments are the most direct indictment of the president.

Trump's remarks about the Democratic congresswomen seemed to target Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTrump to return to North Carolina to stump for special election candidate Former GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota Israel should resist Trump's efforts to politicize support MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibMichigan city declines to renew contract with ICE to hold detainees Former GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota Israel should resist Trump's efforts to politicize support MORE (D-Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezStudents retreating from politics as campuses become progressive playgrounds Former GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota Poll: Voters split on whether it's acceptable for Israel to deny Omar, Tlaib visas MORE (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyFormer GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota Poll: Voters split on whether it's acceptable for Israel to deny Omar, Tlaib visas NJ college censures trustee over posts targeting 'the squad' MORE (D-Mass.). 

Only Omar was born outside the U.S. Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez and Pressley were all born in the U.S.

Trump's quotes have widely been called racist. The New York Times in a story on Monday wrote that Trump "saw the dry kindling of race relations and decided to throw a match on it."