Trump ramps up attacks on Tlaib

President TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports MORE on Wednesday ramped up his criticism of Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBiden and the new Congress must protect Americans from utility shutoffs Overnight Energy: EPA rule exempts many polluting industries from future air regulations | Ex-Michigan governor to be charged over Flint water crisis: report | Officials ousted from White House after papers casting doubt on climate science Ex-Michigan governor to be charged over Flint water crisis: report 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 OmarDemocrats poised to impeach Trump again Pence opposes removing Trump under 25th Amendment: reports Pelosi vows to impeach Trump again — if Pence doesn't remove him first 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-CortezFacebook has no current plan to end the Trump suspension New York court worker arrested, accused of threats related to inauguration Ocasio-Cortez: Facebook, Zuckerberg 'bear partial responsibility' for insurrection 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 PressleyBelfast's Troubles echo in today's Washington Federal government carries out 13th and final execution under Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Biden asks Congress to expand largest relief response in U.S. history 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.