Second GOP lawmaker calls Trump's tweet 'racist'

Rep. Michael Turner (Ohio) on Monday became the second GOP lawmaker to condemn President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE's tweet about a group of Democratic lawmakers as "racist."

Turner tweeted that the incendiary comment — which appeared to target four female lawmakers of color, suggesting they "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came" — was racist and called on Trump to apologize.

"I am confident that every Member of Congress is a committed American," Turner tweeted Monday, joining other Republicans and Democrats in condemning the tweet.

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"@realDonaldTrump’s tweets from this weekend were racist and he should apologize. We must work as a country to rise above hate, not enable it." 

GOP Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdGOP struggles with retirement wave Here are the lawmakers who aren't seeking reelection in 2020 Pelosi: GOP retirements indicate they'll be in the minority, with Democrat in the White House MORE (Texas), the only black Republican in the House, earlier on Monday called the president's tweets "racist" and "xenophobic."

“The four women he is referring to are actually citizens of the United States, three of the four were born here,” Hurd said on CNN. “It’s also behavior that's unbecoming of the leader of the free world.”

Turner and Hurd are the only two members of their party so far to call the tweets racist — while a growing number of Republicans have condemned the tweets, they have stopped short of calling the remarks racist, instead casting them as unreflective of U.S. values. 

While the tweets did not name anyone directly, they appeared to attack a group of progressive freshman lawmakers made up of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressives push for changes to Pelosi drug pricing plan Sanders defends job losses from ending use of fossil fuels Trump spokeswoman: Health care will be 'big' selling point for union workers MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarHillicon Valley: Zuckerberg to meet with lawmakers | Big tech defends efforts against online extremism | Trump attends secretive Silicon Valley fundraiser | Omar urges Twitter to take action against Trump tweet Omar asks Twitter what it's doing in response to Trump spreading 'lies that put my life at risk' Trump seeks to expand electoral map with New Mexico rally MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOmar says she hopes Netanyahu not reelected Bill Maher, Michael Moore spar over Democrats' strategy for 2020 Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyDemocrats blast HUD for removing LGBT language from grant competition Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg to meet with lawmakers | Big tech defends efforts against online extremism | Trump attends secretive Silicon Valley fundraiser | Omar urges Twitter to take action against Trump tweet Omar asks Twitter what it's doing in response to Trump spreading 'lies that put my life at risk' MORE (D-Mass.), all of whom are U.S. citizens.

Omar is the only one of the four not born in America, as she came to the U.S. after leaving Somalia as a refugee with her family.