Sanders fundraises for congresswomen targeted in Trump tweets

Sanders fundraises for congresswomen targeted in Trump tweets
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHarry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' The exhaustion of Democrats' anti-Trump delusions Warren offers plan to repeal 1994 crime law authored by Biden MORE (I-Vt.) asked supporters on Monday to donate to four progressive congresswomen targeted by President TrumpDonald John TrumpFacebook releases audit on conservative bias claims Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Recessions happen when presidents overlook key problems MORE in a series of tweets telling them to “go back” to other countries.

“When I call Donald Trump a racist, this is what I’m talking about,” Sanders said in a text message to supporters, referring to Trump's tweets directed at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez blasts Electoral College as a 'scam' Trump slams Tlaib after press conference on Israel ban: I don't buy her tears Scaramucci calls on GOP to save country from Trump 'depredations' MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarScaramucci calls on GOP to save country from Trump 'depredations' The Hill's Morning Report - Trump searches for backstops amid recession worries Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE (D-Minn.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyScaramucci calls on GOP to save country from Trump 'depredations' Pro-Trump Republican immigrant to challenge Dem lawmaker who flipped Michigan seat Joseph Kennedy mulling primary challenge to Markey in Massachusetts MORE (D-Mass.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibScaramucci calls on GOP to save country from Trump 'depredations' The Hill's Morning Report - Trump searches for backstops amid recession worries Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE (D-Mich.). All four are U.S. citizens and all but Omar were born in the U.S.

“Please split a contribution between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and our campaign for president,” the donation page reads. “Your contribution will send a message that Trump’s racism will not stand."

Sanders, like the four congresswomen, is associated with the progressive wing of the Democratic party, and on Sunday said House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiJohnson eyes Irish border in Brexit negotiations Mueller report fades from political conversation Five key players in Trump's trade battles MORE (D-Calif.) was being “a little bit” too tough on Ocasio-Cortez amid ongoing tensions between the two after Pelosi dismissed the four congresswomen's influence in an interview with the New York Times.

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"I think you cannot ignore the young people of this country who are passionate about economic and racial and social and environmental justice,” Sanders said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “You've got to bring them in not alienate them."

Sanders tweeted a link to the fundraiser around the same time that the four held a press conference responding to Trump’s tweets, in which Omar said the “blatantly racist” attack demonstrated “the agenda of white nationalists.”