Trump: 'Petrified' Democrats afraid to take on progressive congresswomen

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE on Tuesday said that "petrified" Democrats are afraid to take on a group of progressive congresswomen, showing no sign of easing up his attacks on the lawmakers.

Trump accused the women, whom he did not name, of "spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician."


He lamented that the lawmakers, presumably referring to Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez goes indoor skydiving for her birthday Democrats fret as longshot candidates pull money, attention More than 200 women, transgender inmates to be transferred from Rikers Island MORE (N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarDemocrats fret as longshot candidates pull money, attention Bleak midterm outlook shadows bitter Democratic battle Ilhan Omar to Biden: 'Deliver on your promise to cancel student debt' MORE (Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibIlhan Omar to Biden: 'Deliver on your promise to cancel student debt' Who's the boss? Pelosi's legacy sealed after kowtowing to 'the Squad' Democratic civil war hits new heights MORE (Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyOvernight Health Care — Presented by The National Council for Mental Wellbeing — FDA panel advises Moderna booster shot for high-risk people Ilhan Omar to Biden: 'Deliver on your promise to cancel student debt' Biden's Red Queen justice: How he destroyed both the investigation and the reputation of border agents MORE (Mass.), "get a free pass and a big embrace from the Democrat Party."

He added that "Democrats are afraid to take them on" because they are the "Radical Left."



His tweets follow attacks on the minority congresswomen that have been condemned as racist by Democrats and a few Republicans

Trump on Sunday tweeted that progressive lawmakers should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." 

"So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run," Trump tweeted.

Omar, who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia, is the only one of the four congresswomen who was born in a different country. 

The group of lawmakers decried the remarks in a press conference late Monday. 

“This is the agenda of white nationalists,” Omar said of what she called the president's “blatantly racist attack.”

Two GOP House members, Reps. Reps. Will Hurd (Texas) and Michael Turner (Ohio), called Trump's tweets racist in statements. 

The House  is expected to vote late Tuesday on a resolution to condemn Trump's Sunday tweet as racist.

Updated at 8:05 a.m.