Tlaib says Trump 'scared' of 'Squad'

Tlaib says Trump 'scared' of 'Squad'
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Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibAyanna Pressley introduces extensive criminal justice reform resolution Ethics panel extends probe into Tlaib, says she likely misused campaign funds Ocasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field MORE (D-Mich.) said in an interview published Sunday that she believes President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE is afraid of the "Squad" amid an ongoing feud between the president and the group of four Democratic congresswomen. 

“It’s been very clear to me, especially this last week, that he’s scared of us,” Tlaib told The Guardian. “He’s afraid of women of color … because we’re not afraid of him and we’re not afraid to speak up and say that we have a white supremacist in the White House who has a hate agenda.

“He’s afraid because we have a real agenda for the American people,” Tlaib added. 

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“He can bring it,” Tlaib told The Guardian. “Because we actually have policies that came from the people. What he’s doing by choosing us four as his target is trying to distract folks from the fact that more people are living in poverty than ever, because he has failed as a president.”

Trump has continually attacked the "Squad" lawmakers, Tlaib and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez'Saturday Night Live' presents Trump impeachment hearings with 'pizzazz' of soap opera Louisiana governor wins reelection White House backs Stephen Miller amid white nationalist allegations MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOcasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field Krystal Ball: Billionaires panicking over Sanders candidacy Omar renews claim Stephen Miller is a 'white nationalist' amid calls for him to step down MORE (D-Minn.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyAyanna Pressley introduces extensive criminal justice reform resolution Ocasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field Justice Democrats official denies that progressives struggle with electability MORE (D-Mass.).  

Trump said in a tweet last month that legislators, who are all women of color, should "go back" where they came from. Democrats and a handful of Republicans slammed that remark as racist. 

He also recently encouraged Israel to deny entry to Tlaib and Omar. 

The president has moved to paint the freshman congresswoman as party leaders.

Shortly before the Israeli government announced that it would not admit Tlaib and Omar, Trump said in a tweet “Representatives Omar and Tlaib are the face of the Democrat Party, and they HATE Israel!.”