Ousted Rep. Mia Love knocks Trump, GOP for making women and minorities feel unwelcome

Outgoing Rep. Mia LoveLudmya (Mia) LoveFormer NFL player Burgess Owens wins Utah GOP primary The Hill's Campaign Report: The political heavyweights in Tuesday's primary fights The biggest political upsets of the decade MORE (R-Utah) went after President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops MORE and the GOP broadly in a new interview, saying they have alienated minority voters and failed to make women feel welcome in the Republican Party.

Love voiced her criticisms in an interview with Washington Examiner, saying women and minorities stay with the Democratic Party “because they feel like they have a home — or Democrats make them feel like they have a home.”

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“I’ve said this to my colleagues, we need to do a better job than just talking about how great our policies are, we need to actually let people know that we care,” Love said. “They need to like Republicans.”

Love, the only black Republican woman in Congress and the daughter of Haitian immigrants, was defeated in her reelection race earlier this month.

Trump publicly ripped Love in a press conference the day after the midterms when he went after Republicans who he said failed to sufficiently embrace him.

“Mia Love gave me no love and she lost,” he said.

Love has spoken out against Trump frequently since being defeated by Democrat Ben McAdams by a slim margin in their House race.

On Monday, Love said Trump has “no real relationships, just convenient transactions.”

Republicans lost 40 House seats in the midterms, and Love attributes some of those losses to the GOP being out of touch with minority voters.

“I can get through the language,” Love told the Examiner, referring to the president's rhetoric.

But, she added, “I just want to make sure that we show people that we care instead of using language that, I think, makes people feel like they can’t trust us.”