GOP Massachusetts governor calls Trump tweets 'shameful,' 'racist'

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) condemned a recent series of tweets by President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE telling progressive congresswomen to “go back” to other countries, calling them “shameful” and “racist.”

Though a growing number of Republicans have criticized Trump's statements, only a few have used the word "racist."

“The president's tweets were shameful, they were racist and ... they bring a tremendous amount of, sort of, disgrace to public policy and public life and I condemn them all,” Baker said at an event Monday, according to WBUR.

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Trump’s tweets targeted four freshman representatives, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Memo: Dangers loom for Trump on immigration Students retreating from politics as campuses become progressive playgrounds Former GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTrump to return to North Carolina to stump for special election candidate Former GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota Israel should resist Trump's efforts to politicize support MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibMichigan city declines to renew contract with ICE to hold detainees Former GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota Israel should resist Trump's efforts to politicize support MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyFormer GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota Poll: Voters split on whether it's acceptable for Israel to deny Omar, Tlaib visas NJ college censures trustee over posts targeting 'the squad' MORE (D-Mass.), all of whom are U.S. citizens and three of whom were born in the U.S. Pressley is the first black woman elected to represent Massachusetts in Congress.

Trump wrote that they should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

Baker, who enjoys some of the best approval ratings of any governor in the traditionally liberal state, has frequently criticized Trump and says he left his ballot blank in 2016 rather than vote for him.

After multiple denunciations of the tweets as racist by fellow Democrats and mixed responses from congressional Republicans, the four congresswomen gave a press conference Monday afternoon in which they fired back at Trump.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMoulton drops out of presidential race after struggling to gain traction Conservatives push Trump tariff relief over payroll tax cuts Democrats press FBI, DHS on response to white supremacist violence MORE (D-Calif.) has announced the House will vote on a resolution condemning Trump’s tweets.

The resolution "strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should 'go back' to other countries."