The four Democratic congresswomen, who were attacked by Donald Trump over the weekend in a tweet, spoke out on Monday in a joint news conference to denounce the president’s call for them “to leave” the country.
On Monday, Trump backed off a bit, saying, “If they want to leave, that’s fine. If they want to stay, that’s fine,” but added that they hated America.
Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts shot back at Trump and set the record straight. (The New York Times)
Speaking out at a joint press conference Monday, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley said Trump’s tweets are a distraction. OC:…disruptive distraction. :12 [Courtesy of 24/7 News Source]
“I encourage the American people and all of us in this room and beyond to not take the bait. This is a disruptive distraction.”
Speaking out at a joint press conference Monday, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez implied Trump is a weak leader. OC:…the policy. :14 [Courtesy of 24/7 News Source]
“Weak minds and leaders challenge loyalty to our country in order to avoid challenging and debating the policy.”
Speaking out at a joint press conference Monday, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called for Trump’s impeachment. OC:…this president. :12 [Courtesy of 24/7 News Source]
“So it is time for us to stop allowing this president to make a mockery out of our constitution. It’s time for us to impeach this president.”
Speaking out at a joint press conference Monday, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib said Trump is hurting people in our country. OC:…our country. :17 [Courtesy of 24/7 News Source]
“Sadly, this is not the first, nor will it last the last time that we hear disgusting, bigoted language from the president. We know this is who he is. And we know that he and his administration are constantly engaged in actions that harm residents and people in our country.
- Trump really crossed the line this time.
- The four congresswomen are known as “The Squad.”
- Trump is right. If they don’t like it, they can leave.
- Well, actually they are trying to change the things they don’t like, so maybe Trump should leave.