People were stunned this past July when President Donald Trump tweeted that four Congresswomen of color—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)—should "go back" to where they came from.
He also falsely claimed they "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe..."
Three of the Congresswomen were born in the United States. Omar was a refugee from Somalia. All are Americans.
At a campaign rally days later in North Carolina, President Donald Trump mentioned Congresswoman Omar—and got a strong reaction from the crowd.
While bigotry is common at a Trump rally, it became even more blatant when Trump's supporters began chanting "Send her back," echoing the calls from Trump's tweet for them to "go back" to where they came from.
Eleven Films Releases Video Pretending to Be a Movie Trailer for 'White Nationalist Domestic Terrorism' Using Real Life Video Clips
Amidst the daily onslaught of racist rhetoric and humanitarian atrocities plaguing the United States since even before the early stages of the 2016 election, Americans often wonder what the movie or television version of these past few years will look like when—or if—we ever come back from the insidious climate so many have become accustomed to.
Portland based media company Eleven Films literally just gave us a preview, and it's terrifying.
Rand Paul Just Offered to Buy Ilhan Omar a Ticket Back to Somalia for the Pettiest Reason and the Internet is Pissed
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.
Donald Trump Just Denied Using Talking Points to Go After 'The Squad', But Photos of Those Talking Points Say Otherwise
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.
People Are Calling Out This New Trump Campaign Ad That Tries to Troll 'The Squad' With Its New Slogan
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.
In the wake of President Donald Trump's racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, his son—Eric Trump—went on Fox & Friends to defend his father on the family's favorite network.
He repeated his father's claims that the four lawmakers—Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)—are full of hate, that they "say antisemitic things every single day," that they "let ICE offices get stormed," and a rogues gallery of other baseless claims. Predictably, Eric pivoted to the economy and unemployment rates, which have been steadily improving since former President Barack Obama's tenure.