Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slapped back Sunday at President Trump for suggesting that she and three other freshman Democrats “go back” to the countries they’re from, saying he’s irked at them because they push back at his version of America.
“You are angry because you can’t conceive of an America that includes us. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder,” the New York Democrat wrote on Twitter. “You won’t accept a nation that sees healthcare as a right or education as a #1 priority, especially where we’re the ones fighting for it. Yet here we are.”
”But you know what’s the rub of it all, Mr. President? On top of not accepting an America that elected us, you cannot accept that we don’t fear you, either,” she continued. “You can’t accept that we will call your bluff & offer a positive vision for this country. And that’s what makes you seethe.”
In a series of tweets earlier Sunday, Trump suggested Ocasio-Cortez and three other freshman Democrats — Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley — should return to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
All four women are American citizens and except for Omar, who was born in Somalia, were born in the US.
Ocasio-Cortez’s three colleagues also responded on twitter, vowing to continue to fight against his “hate-filled agenda.”
“I am fighting corruption in OUR country. I do it every day when I hold your admin accountable as a U.S. Congresswoman,” said Tlaib. “Keep talking, you’ll be out of the WH soon. #TickTock.”
Linking to Trump’s tweets, Pressley wrote: “THIS is what racism looks like. WE are what democracy looks like. And we’re not going anywhere. Except back to DC to fight for the families you marginalize and vilify everyday.”
As a member of Congress, Omar said “the only country we swear an oath to is the United States. Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen.”
She said he stokes “white nationalism bc you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda.”
Ocasio-Cortez said Trump is lashing out at them because “you don’t believe in an America where I represent New York 14, where the good people of Minnesota elected @IlhanMN, where @RashidaTlaibfights for Michigan families, where @AyannaPressley champions little girls in Boston,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
When have you ever heard of a store clerk telling a customer to go back to Mexico? He didn’t know jack shit about her business but looked her in the eye and said go back to Mexico, you’re illegal. Trump has emboldened these mofos.
Drama on the House floor…..
Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s comment racist and hell broke out
Mitch McConnell’s refusal to condemn Trump’s racist comments is a signal to white people that he agrees with Trump. Full stop!
Democrats & republicans refusing to impeach Trump is a signal to white people that they agree with Trump. It is what it is. Open your eyes! #StayWoke
Reporters let Trump off about a list of things the Congresswomen of color has said about the country that’s so bad. He looks them in the eye and lie, lie, lie and they let him off the hook. Got dammit!
Reporters LET HIM LIE! They’re worthless mofo gate keepers.
Trump isn’t a real president. He’s an incompetent occupant taking up residence in the White House and posing as a president. He obtained the office by theft with the help of Russia. #Illegitimate
So proud of my sistas! You give me hope and life in the time of crisis and despair.
Trump is incompetent and has no business in the Oval Office
How dare you @SteveKornacki. We’re not going to put up with your “@IlhanMN is radical” racist shyt. NOT TODAY, SATAN!
See, that’s what makes me livid at @SteveKornacki. I’m sick of this shyt. Radical my ass. Talk about that thug occupying our sacred Oval Office and his criminal ass.
@SpeakerPelosi How long will you continue to allow this occupant of the White House to call for US Congresswomen of color to leave this country as if they don’t belong here? It’s time to impeach this thug because there is no bottom with him.
.@AyannaPressley calls Trump the occupant of the White House. She says he’s occupying space. And she NAILED it! 🙌🏽
This racist POS is going DOWN.
Between, the voters, Pelosi, and that Mueller hearing, HE.NEEDS.TO,.BE TAKEN OUT.
Well, Ms. Graham, your party & 45 are complicit in caging children. SO ANTI-AMERICAN.
When Helen Thomas said “Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and “go home” to Germany and Poland”. She was forced out after 57 yrs as a WH correspondent.
Trump tells 4 Congresswomen of color to go back where you came from & should be #IMPEACHED.
Trump is attacking them again this morning.
He’s a racist bitchass mofo
Waiting for @SaraGideonME response to Trump’s racist attack on 4 sitting US Congresswomen to go back to their country.
And I’m here for it. They’re doing the job they were elected to do.
Trump to Sitting US Congresswomen
I don’t want to hear this. All I want to hear is you announcing impeachment proceedings. Nothing else is acceptable @SpeakerPelosi
This mofo straight up told sitting Congresswomen to go back to where they came from. If this isn’t the most racist bitch I have ever seen coming from the Office of the presidency. He may as well have called them racial slurs. Just say niggers because that’s just what he did. This vile s.o.b.
Again, feeling you, Southern.