2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally

Democrats running for the White House in 2020 hammered President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE Wednesday and Thursday after he went after four progressive congresswomen of color at a North Carolina rally. 

Trump teed off on Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDemocrats face full legislative plate and rising tensions McCarthy on Dems' spending bill: 'The amount of money we spent to win World War II' On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda MORE (N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarDemocrats reject hardball tactics against Senate parliamentarian  The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Pfizer deems COVID vaccine 'safe' for children 5+ Omar urges Biden, Schumer to disregard parliamentarian on immigration MORE (Minn.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyHaitians stuck in Texas extend Biden's immigration woes Advocates 'in utter disbelief' after Biden resumes Haitian repatriations Democratic bill would force Fed to defund fossil fuels MORE (Mass.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibProgressive foreign policy should not be pro-autocracy Democratic bill would force Fed to defund fossil fuels Democrats brace for battle on Biden's .5 trillion spending plan MORE (Mich.) at the event, and the presidential candidates focused much of their ire on chants of “send her back” that erupted during a diatribe against Omar, a naturalized U.S. citizen and refugee from Somalia.

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“It’s clear that Donald Trump is trying to divide us by race and gender. It’s immoral. Our children are listening,” former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse clears bill to provide veterans with cost-of-living adjustment On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default To reduce poverty, stop burdening the poor: What Joe Manchin gets wrong about the child tax credit MORE tweeted in a lengthy thread. “These members of Congress — children of immigrants, just like so many of us — are an example of exactly what makes America great.” 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats confront 'Rubik's cube on steroids' The Trojan Horse of protectionism Federal Reserve officials' stock trading sparks ethics review MORE (D-Mass.) slammed Trump as “desperate,” adding that “calling out his racism, xenophobia, and misogyny is imperative.”

“Trump knows that when we stand together and fight for racial, social, economic and environmental justice, we have the power to defeat him. So the demagogue is doing what he knows best: Divide and conquer through hate,” Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill topline higher than Senate's Groups push lawmakers to use defense bill to end support for Saudis in Yemen civil war Congress must address the looming debt crisis MORE (I-Vt.) tweeted. 

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisCIA chief team member reported Havana syndrome symptoms during trip to India: report Harris booked for first in-studio talk show appearance as VP on 'The View' Republicans caught in California's recall trap MORE (D-Calif.) blasted the comments as “vile,” “cowardly” and “racist,” adding, “It’s time to get Trump out of office and unite the country.”

“He's preying on bigotry to try to propel himself forward, but now he's in the most powerful position in the land,” Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerDOJ announces agencywide limits on chokeholds and no-knock entries Fighting poverty, the Biden way Top Senate Democrats urge Biden to take immediate action on home confinement program MORE (D-N.J.) said on MSNBC 

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) said the chants “don’t happen by accident” and are “the product of a president who sees our diversity not as a strength, but as a weakness.” 

“Whether it's ‘send her back’ or ‘lock her up,’ ‘there has to be some form of punishment’ or ‘grab her by the p***y’—the throughline is contempt for women and anyone who threatens this president's fragile ego,” Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandHochul tells Facebook to 'clean up the act' on abortion misinformation after Texas law Democratic senators request probe into Amazon's treatment of pregnant employees The FBI comes up empty-handed in its search for a Jan. 6 plot MORE (D-N.Y.) tweeted, referencing past disparaging comments Trump has made about women or controversial remarks on abortion. 

“Tonight on a stage the President returned to bigotry once again. Inciting hatred—it's what he likes to do,” Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThis week: Democrats face mounting headaches Klobuchar: 'It is evil to make it deliberately hard for people to vote' Democrats push to shield election workers from violent threats   MORE (D-Minn.) said. “The words ‘Are there no limits to what he will say or do?’ ring hollow here, until you answer: there is a limit, & it rests with me—stand up, speak out, organize and VOTE.”

.@IlhanMN makes our country and our Congress better. The hate Donald Trump is stoking in North Carolina tonight is odious and un-American,” Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeSeattle area to require COVID-19 vaccine to enter indoor venues Washington state troopers, firefighters sue over vaccine mandate Washington state enacting mask mandate for large outdoor events MORE tweeted.

“There is no bottom to the level of vile and hate this president is willing to go. Enough,” Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanRep. Tim Ryan becomes latest COVID-19 breakthrough case in Congress Centrist state lawmaker enters Ohio GOP Senate primary Hawley endorses Vance in Ohio Senate race MORE (D-Ohio) said.

“A tweet. Then a chant. And it won’t stop there. Trump is fueling and feeding off hate. Racism and Islamophobia are stains on humanity and on our country. We stand with @IlhanMN,” tweeted New York Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioNew York to start weekly COVID-19 testing in schools Three arrested for allegedly assaulting NYC hostess who asked for COVID-19 vaccine proof Letitia James holding private talks on running for New York governor: report MORE.

Entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangAndrew Yang planning to launch third party: report Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Kings launch voting rights effort honoring John Lewis MORE slammed Trump for trying to “bully people for political mileage.”

“This is horrific, racist garbage. Rep. Omar is a Congresswoman and an American,” Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonHow lawmakers aided the Afghan evacuation GOP lawmaker says he did not threaten US Embassy staff in Tajikistan House panel approves B boost for defense budget MORE (D-Mass.) tweeted. 

The criticism is the latest development in an ongoing feud that started Sunday when Trump said the four congresswomen, known as "the squad," should go back to the “crime infested places from which they came.” 

Three of the four congresswomen were born in the U.S. and all four are citizens.

Democrats and some Republicans have seized on the remarks as racist. The House formally condemned them in a 240-187 vote in the House Tuesday.