Dozens of British lawmakers stand behind minority lawmakers amid Trump attacks

Dozens of British lawmakers signed an open letter expressing support for four progressive congresswomen of color involved in an escalating feud with 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.

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“We are disgusted by Donald Trump’s attack on you. His blatant, unashamed racism has appalled people around the world,” the letter, organized by the group Hope Not Hate, said.

“You embody the best of America. Its diversity is its strength. Thank you for showing the world that America can still provide leadership to be proud of, even when the White House has abdicated that role. We stand in solidarity with you.”

A slate of British lawmakers, including Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and London Mayor Sadiq Khan, signed onto the message. Over 13,000 people overall have signed the letter.

“Love and solidarity will always trump hate. These progressive congresswomen, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, represent hope for the future. Their home is America, but their message crosses borders,” Khan wrote in a separate message shared on Facebook.

Trump hammered the four congresswomen at a rally in North Carolina Wednesday evening. In the middle of a diatribe against Omar, a naturalized U.S. citizen who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia, the crowd broke into chants of “send her back.”

Three of the four congresswomen were born in the U.S. and all four are citizens. 

Democrats and some Republicans have seized on Trump’s comments that the women should go back to the “crime infested places from which they came,” saying they were racist and formally condemning them in a 240-187 vote in the House Tuesday.