Omar knocks Trump 'go back' tweet: 'You are stoking white nationalism'

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOcasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field Krystal Ball: Billionaires panicking over Sanders candidacy Omar renews claim Stephen Miller is a 'white nationalist' amid calls for him to step down MORE (D-Minn.) said on Sunday that President Trump is "stoking white nationalism" after he suggested unidentified progressive congresswomen should "go back" to the places they came from. 

"You are stoking white nationalism because you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda," Omar tweeted. 

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Omar, who was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, came to the U.S. with her family as a refugee. 

"Mr. President, As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States. Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen," she said.

Trump in an earlier tweet said that the Democratic lawmakers, who "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe," should "go back... then come back and show us how it is done." 

Trump's tweet did not name lawmakers, but it follows a week of escalating tension between Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: Trump tweets on Yovanovitch show his 'insecurity as an imposter' On The Money: Trump asks Supreme Court to block Dem subpoena for financial records | Kudlow 'very optimistic' for new NAFTA deal | House passes Ex-Im Bank bill opposed by Trump, McConnell Overnight Defense: Ex-Ukraine ambassador offers dramatic day of testimony | Talks of 'crisis' at State Department | Trump tweets criticism of envoy during hearing | Dems warn against 'witness intimidation' | Trump defends his 'freedom of speech' MORE (D-Calif.) and four freshmen including Omar, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibEthics panel extends probe into Tlaib, says she likely misused campaign funds Ocasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field Krystal Ball: Billionaires panicking over Sanders candidacy MORE (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyOcasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field Justice Democrats official denies that progressives struggle with electability The Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg looks to upend Democratic race MORE (D-Mass.). 

The tweet was swiftly denounced by Democrats, including Pelosi.

Newly independent Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashTrump allies assail impeachment on process while House Democrats promise open hearings soon Hoyer: We are going to move as fast 'as the facts and truth dictate' on open hearings Conway spars with Wallace on whether White House will cooperate with impeachment inquiry after formal vote MORE (Mich.) also criticized Trump's tweet.