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 TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE.

The letter to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to hold campaign rallies in Los Angeles, Las Vegas Overwhelming majority say social media companies have too much influence: poll MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarIlhan Omar responds to 'Conservative Squad': 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire MORE (D-Minn.) Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibIlhan Omar responds to 'Conservative Squad': 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' House passes bill that would give legal status to thousands of undocumented farmworkers Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyIlhan Omar responds to 'Conservative Squad': 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire Booker unveils legislation for federal bill to ban discrimination against natural hair MORE (D-Mass.) condemns Trump's tweets suggesting the congresswomen should "go back" to the "crime infested" countries they came from.

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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.