In true Donald Trump-style, the president of the United States has taken to Twitter to call 'The Squad' a group of four Democratic congresswomen, 'racist', days after his own racist attacks on them. Yes, really.
Taking to Twitter, the president said:
The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart.
They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security.
So bad for our Country!
'The Squad' is the colloquial name for a group of four congresswomen of colour, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar, all of whom had been subjected to a series of attacks from the president for nine consecutive days.
Trump's statement was also re-tweeted by the official White House Twitter account, reports the Huffington Post.
While speaking to reporters Monday, Trump doubled down on his comments about the four congresswomen, during a meeting with the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Speaking to reporters, he said:
They’re very bad for our country. Absolutely.
The whole argument began on July 14, when Trump fired off a series of tweets suggesting that the four White House members, all of whom have been critical of him, should "go back" to where they came from, despite the fact they're all US citizens.
After Trump made the comments on Twitter, many people responded, many calling the president a 'liar'.
This isn't the first time Trump has imaginatively thrown an accusation straight back at someone else. In a 2016 presidential debate, then Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton described Trump as a 'puppet', for the Russian president Vladimir Putin, reports USA Today. In response, Trump said:
No puppet. No puppet. You’re the puppet!