Former GOP lawmaker: Trump's tweets have to stop

Former Rep. Mia LoveLudmya (Mia) LoveThe biggest political upsets of the decade Former GOP lawmaker: Trump's tweets have to stop Congressional Women's Softball team releases roster MORE (R-Utah) said that she would not make any excuses for President TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE’s tweets attacking four Democratic congresswomen, but stopped short of calling the tweets racist.

Speaking on CNN Sunday following Trump’s series of tweets earlier that day, Love said the president’s tweeting habit “has to stop,” according to a clip shared by Mediaite.


“I’m not making any excuses for him. It has to stop. I always feel like I’m not part of the ‘America First’ that he goes out and he talks about all the time,” Love said. “I’m an American. I’ve always been an American. I’ve been a Republican longer than he has, so, you know, I think that that’s the problem. Most people don’t see, don’t feel like they’re part of this America that he talks about.”

In the tweets, which have been widely condemned by Democratic lawmakers, Trump suggested a group of progressive lawmakers should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came."

While he did not name them directly, Trump’s tweets appeared to be directed at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOvernight Health Care: Global coronavirus cases top 1M | Cities across country in danger of becoming new hotspots | Trump to recommend certain Americans wear masks | Record 6.6M file jobless claims Trump blasts Schumer over 'incorrect sound bites' on coronavirus Trump warns against 'partisan investigations' after Pelosi establishes select committee on virus response MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTexas man arrested for allegedly threatening Democrats over coronavirus bill Undocumented aliens should stay away as COVID-19 rages in the US The Southern Poverty Law Center and yesterday's wars MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibDemocrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus 20 House Dems call on Trump to issue two-week, nationwide shelter-in-place order Pressley, Tlaib introduce bill providing .5B in emergency grants for the homeless MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyMaryland Legislative Black Caucus pushes for state to release racial breakdown of coronavirus impact Pressley experiencing flu-like symptoms, being tested for COVID-19 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Airbnb - Senate overcomes hurdles, passes massive coronavirus bill MORE (D-Mass.). Omar is the only one of the four not born in America. She came to the U.S. after leaving Somalia as a refugee with her family at age 12.

Love, the daughter of Haitian immigrants and one of the few women of color in the GOP when she was a lawmaker, was clearly frustrated by Trump’s tweets.

“I don’t like any of it, and I’ve always called him out on tweets,” Love said. “I think that he has to be more presidential. Everyone is tired of not being a representative of everyone in this country. And when you are the president of the United States, you represent all Americans.”

Love added that all members of Congress should be "held responsible" and they need to “take the high road."