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From telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back" to their countries to attacking Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), a civil rights activist since the 1960s, President Donald Trump's racist tweets are disturbing Americans across the country.

Trump is currently on a days-long Twitter tirade against Cummings, calling him a "racist" and maligning his majority-black district in Baltimore, Maryland. The president called Baltimore "rat and rodent infested," claiming that "no human being would want to live there."

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) offered to contribute to a ticket to Somalia for Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN), a former refugee and American citizen who escaped violence in her birth country of Somalia as a child. Paul's comments come weeks after President Donald Trump's racist tweets against four congresswomen of color, including Omar, suggesting they "go back" to their countries.

Speaking to the far right publication Breitbart, Paul chastised Omar for being "as ungrateful as you can get," falsely claiming that the congresswoman called the United States a terrible country.

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Further proof that there is always a tweet of Donald Trump criticizing someone else—for something he does or does not do—emerged after the President posted racist attacks against Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Baltimore, Maryland. Private citizen Trump was full of advice for then-President Barack Obama, but people wonder why—now that Trump is President—he never takes his own counsel.

To remind the President of what he said Obama needed to do, people on Twitter shared posts from 2015 that addressed the role of the President in regards to problems in Baltimore.

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President Donald Trump continued his attacks on congresspeople of color this weekend by targeting House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), chastising Cummings over the conditions of Cummings's district, which includes the city of Baltimore.

Trump called the city "rat and rodent infested mess," tweeting that "no human being would want to live there." In further tweets, he claimed that Cummings, an activist on the front lines of the Civl Rights Movement in the 1960s, was a racist.

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President Donald Trump railed against the Washington Post in a Twitter rant on Monday after the outlet published a story regarding Trump's racist tweets against four Democratic lawmakers—Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)—known colloquially as "The Squad."

According to the report, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) urged the president to reframe the racist position implied in his tweets, to instead focus on patriotism.

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Vice News visited Capitol Hill in Washington DC to get Republican reaction to President Donald Trump's racist tweets aimed at four Congresswomen. Most members of the GOP remain mum on the subject and perhaps a few should have stayed that way.

Pennsylvania Republican Representative Mike Kelly made news again for all the wrong reasons. When asked to comment on the racist tweets, Kelly first claimed to be far too busy to pay attention to anything other than legislation.

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a Memorial Day event aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in Yokosuka on May 28, 2019. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump has yet to back down from his racist attacks toward four lawmakers of color—Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).

The congresswomen—known colloquially as "the squad"—have similar stances on a number of Democratic issues and are notably further left than the majority of their colleagues. With his racist tweets, Trump threw down the gauntlet and sicced his campaign and supporters upon their reputations and their very allegiance to this country.

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