Pelosi: Trump's attack on Democratic lawmakers reaffirms his plan to make 'America white again'

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMcCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Kinzinger denounces 'lies and conspiracy theories' while accepting spot on Jan. 6 panel Pelosi taps Kinzinger to serve on Jan. 6 panel MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday condemned President TrumpDonald TrumpRonny Jackson, former White House doctor, predicts Biden will resign McCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Kinzinger denounces 'lies and conspiracy theories' while accepting spot on Jan. 6 panel MORE for telling a group of progressive lawmakers to go back to where they came from, saying the "xenophobic" comments reaffirmed that Trump's plan is about "making America white again."

"When @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to 'Make America Great Again' has always been about making America white again," Pelosi said on Twitter. "Our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power."

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Pelosi added in a separate tweet that she rejected Trump's "xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation."

"Rather than attack Members of Congress, he should work with us for humane immigration policy that reflects American values," she continued.

Her comments came just hours after Trump targeted a group of progressive lawmakers, telling them to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came" from before speaking out about how the United States government should be run. 

Trump did not identify the lawmakers. But the remarks came amid a week of escalating tension between Pelosi and a group of four freshman House Democrats — Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOvernight Defense: US launches another airstrike in Somalia | Amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to NDAA | No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia US launches second Somalia strike in week Omar reflects on personal experiences with hate in making case for new envoy MORE (D-Minn.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezGrassley pressured to run as Democrats set sights on Iowa JD Vance takes aim at culture wars, childless politicians Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary MORE (D-N.Y.), Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOmar reflects on personal experiences with hate in making case for new envoy House passes bill requiring EPA to regulate 'forever chemicals' in drinking water Ohio becomes battleground for rival Democratic factions MORE (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyOmar reflects on personal experiences with hate in making case for new envoy Overnight Health Care: Fauci clashes with Paul - again | New York reaches .1B settlement with opioid distributors | Delta variant accounts for 83 percent of US COVID-19 cases Duckworth, Pressley introduce bill to provide paid family leave for those who experience miscarriage MORE (D-Mass.). 

"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 said in an early morning string of tweets. 

"Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done," he added. "These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough."

Omar was born Mogadishu, Somalia, before coming to the U.S. as a refugee with her family. Pressley was born in Cincinnati, while Tlaib was born in Detroit. Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York.

Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) denounced the remarks while appearing on "Fox News Sunday," saying Trump's tweet was racist. 

Pelosi has repeatedly feuded with Trump since becoming the leader of the House in January. She said last week that Trump's push to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census is an effort to "make America white again."

"This is about keeping — you know his hat — make America white again," Pelosi said at an event in San Francisco, referring to Trump's 2016 presidential campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again."