Trump ramps up attacks on Tlaib

President TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers MORE on Wednesday ramped up his criticism of Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibDeleted video shows Greene taunting Ocasio-Cortez's office in 2019 Ocasio-Cortez hits Yang over scrapped Eid event: 'Utterly shameful' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Congress drawn into pipeline cyberattack, violence in Israel MORE (D-Mich.) a day after he was criticized for calling Jewish people who vote for Democrats disloyal.

Trump has repeatedly made Tlaib a target of his insults and last week urged Israel to not allow her and Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarDeleted video shows Greene taunting Ocasio-Cortez's office in 2019 Tensions mount among Democrats over US-Israel policy Project Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report MORE (D-Minn.) to travel to Israel and the West Bank, saying it would show great "weakness."

“Rep Tlaib wants to cut off aid to Israel. This is the new face the of Democrat Party?" he tweeted on Wednesday. "Read the AOC PLUS 3 statements on their hatred of Jews and Israel,” Trump tweeted, in reference to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSanders: Netanyahu has cultivated 'racist nationalism' Meghan McCain: Greene 'behaving like an animal' Deleted video shows Greene taunting Ocasio-Cortez's office in 2019 MORE (D-N.Y.), another frequent target of his tweets.


After a series of Twitter attacks on the “squad” of progressive freshman congresswomen that includes Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyDems offer bill to help single-parent families get expanded child tax credit Warren says she'll run for reelection to Senate Bush testifies before Congress about racist treatment Black birthing people face during childbirth, pregnancy MORE (D-Mass.) earlier in the summer, Trump has escalated his attacks on Tlaib and Omar in particular in recent weeks.

Trump has made it clear he wants his supporters to see the congresswomen as major figures in the Democratic Party, even though as first-year freshmen in the House they have comparatively little power despite large followings online.

Tlaib fired back at Trump on Tuesday, suggesting that the escalating salvos against her served as a distraction from an announcement that U.S. Steel would temporarily lay off nearly 200 workers at its plant in Michigan.

Yesterday, as Trump continued his criticism of Omar and Tlaib, he told reporters “Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty," sparking condemnation from Jewish groups.