Theresa May calls Trump remarks 'completely unacceptable'

Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa MayTheresa Mary MayLabour's loss should tell Democrats not to tack too far to the left Is Corbyn handing Brexit to Boris Johnson? Boris Johnson is under pressure to stand up to Trump on climate change MORE on Monday described President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group 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.


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 OmarSanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive Media's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibSanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Democrats press Trump administration to stop DNA collection from detained migrants Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive MORE (D-Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezImpeachment throws curveball in Iowa to sidelined senators Sanders says it's 'disappointing' he's not on campaign trail in Iowa The Hill's Campaign Report: Ten days to Iowa MORE (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyThe Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power Pressley says she 'would welcome the opportunity' to educate DeVos after abortion, slavery comparison Massachusetts governor apologizes after calling Pressley speech a 'rant' 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."