Ocasio-Cortez responds to fresh criticism from Trump

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDemocratic strategist: Sanders seeking distance from Warren could 'backfire' These 3 women are defining the race to unseat Trump CBS to Ocasio-Cortez on Sanders support: 'As a woman of color, why back an old white guy?' MORE (D-N.Y.) dug in on her criticism of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails 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 OmarNorth Dakota GOP state lawmaker shares debunked photo, calls Omar a 'terrorist' These 3 women are defining the race to unseat Trump Ocasio-Cortez says endorsing Sanders early is 'the most authentic decision' she could make MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOcasio-Cortez says endorsing Sanders early is 'the most authentic decision' she could make Ocasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyThese 3 women are defining the race to unseat Trump Ocasio-Cortez mourns Cummings: 'A devastating loss for our country' Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle mourn Cummings 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.