Ocasio-Cortez responds to fresh criticism from Trump

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezMichelle Obama, Sanders, Kasich to be featured on first night of Democratic convention: report Democratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Ethics Committee orders Tlaib to refund campaign ,800 for salary payments MORE (D-N.Y.) dug in on her criticism of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE Tuesday morning as he renewed calls for her and three other progressive nonwhite congresswomen to leave the U.S. rather than criticize it.

“Donald Trump has decided he does not want to be President of the United States. He does not want to be a President to those who disagree," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

"And he’d rather see most Americans leave than handle our nation’s enshrined tradition of dissent. But we don’t leave the things we love,” she added.

The back-and-forth between the president and Ocasio-Cortez comes after Trump sparked uproar for tweeting that four Democratic congresswomen of color should “go back” to their countries. The president said they should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

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The tweet, widely thought to be aimed at Ocasio-Cortez and Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan Omar'This already exists': Democrats seize on potential Trump executive order on preexisting conditions Minneapolis Star Tribune endorses Ilhan Omar's primary challenger Tlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibEthics Committee orders Tlaib to refund campaign ,800 for salary payments HuffPost reporter discusses progressives' successful showing on Tuesday Minneapolis Star Tribune endorses Ilhan Omar's primary challenger MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyIt's past time to be rid of the legacy of Jesse Helms Minneapolis Star Tribune endorses Ilhan Omar's primary challenger Tlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary MORE (D-Mass.), drew swift and fierce backlash from Democrats who called the remarks racist and xenophobic. 

All four of the freshman congresswomen are U.S. citizens, and only Omar, who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia, was born outside the U.S.

Trump has repeatedly stood firm on his remarks amid criticism, telling reporters Monday, “They can leave. And you know what? I’m sure that there will be many people that won’t miss them."

On Tuesday morning, Trump reiterated that the four lawmakers could "leave" if they were unhappy in the U.S. 

“If you hate our Country, or if you are not happy here, you can leave!” he tweeted.

The four congresswomen held a press conference Monday afternoon blasting the remarks; hours after, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced the lower chamber will vote on a resolution condemning them.

The vote on the resolution is expected on Tuesday.