By Jeff Wagner

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — President Donald Trump is doubling down on his attack of four freshman congresswomen, including Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar.

“We are grateful for your solidarity, your encouragement, and your support in the face of the most recent xenophobic and bigoted remarks from the occupant of our White House,” said Rep. Pressley.

Standing together, the lawmakers, nicknamed “The Squad,” responded to a series of racist tweets.

This morning, President Trump wrote: “If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out.”

Over the weekend, he said the four freshmen lawmakers should go back to what he calls “the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from.

All four women are American citizens. Three were born in the U.S.

Representative Omar was born in Somalia and came to the U.S. as a child.

“This is an agenda of white nationalists,” said Rep. Omar “He would love nothing more than to divide our country based on race, religion, gender, orientation or immigration status because this is the only way he knows he can prevent the solidarity of us working together across all of our differences.”

“Dividing this country along racial lines is unacceptable,” said Governor Tim Walz.

On Monday,  Minnesota Governor Tim Walz reiterated the President’s focus is misplaced.

“Get the trade deal done, do your job is what I would send to the President,” said Walz. “Bring this country together around these things and don’t denigrate American citizens who are serving and were duly elected by, in this case, the people of Minneapolis.”

President Trump’s comments highlight the growing divide between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the members of the progressive caucus. Pelosi defended the women saying ‘diversity is their strength and unity is their power.’

But Republican leadership has not publicly responded to the comments.

“I think that you need to talk to the President about his specific tweets,” said Acting Commissioner of U.S Customs and Border Protection, Mark Morgan.

Jeff Wagner

Comments (3)
  1. Anton Savarese says:

    I believe there is a strategy here on the part of our President..

    I agree completely with this President (Not the ‘occupant’ of [ OUR ] The White House’)..

    If these women believe, as they have stated repeatedly, that OUR country is so horrible, then take up occupancy in Cuba, Venezuela, Turkey, and Somalia, AND FIX THOSE PROBLEMS THERE…and then come back and school the rest of us.

    Their FOUL LANGUAGE does represent exactly who and what they are.. ..This is the presentation style and refuge for the chronically ignorant.. …and intellectually incompetent..

    Please, ‘squad’ trolls, GO TO THOSE COUNTRIES AND FIX THEM, not us.. These are the ravings of ‘Political Trash’ in America today.

    My jaw is still on the floor per the presser of the 4 maniacs of the U.S. Congressional communist apocalypse, and that is NOT a conservative point of view – NOT a liberal point of view.. It is a proud American point of view my friends..

    These 4 women, and those who follow this path of the aimless and brain-dead, America HATING & Judeo-Christian HATING, anarchists, are a disgrace..

  2. Anton Savarese says:

    By the way, I am brown, and not white..

    Ms. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is black and also born in Somalia.

    Lots of people who are ‘of color’, and of a non-white, and ‘ethnic’ in terms of background also find the attitude and behavior of these awful women to be a disgrace..

    The only hatred filled woman missing today on that stage of fools, was the rabid Jew hater, Linda Sarsour – a pal of Omar’s..

  3. Tim Neumann says:

    The worst part of this is these worthless congresswomen will all receive a retirement at the end of their term. Yet it is substantially greater than what our 20 year military veteran receive after defending this nation. Truly a sad day, along with denying our active duty soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines a decent pay raise for a change. Vote them all out and clean house of all career politicians.