Trump refuses to apologise to congresswomen he told to 'go back' home

Louis Staples
Monday 22 July 2019 12:15
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President Donald Trump has doubled down on his attacks against a group of minority congresswomen, saying that they should "apologise" to the United States for the things they have said.

Taking to Twitter, his favourite outlet, the president said:

These tweets come a week after Trump caused outrage by telling the four Democratic congresswomen – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley – to "go back" to the "crime infested places" they came from. Only one of these women, Omar, was born outside the United States.

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Following these remarks, a crowd at a Trump rally in North Carolina started a "send her back" chant targeting Omar. This caused global condemnation.

Though in typical Trump style, he’s stood by his comments, saying that they should leave the US if they are unhappy. Though he did distance himself from the "send her back" chant, saying that he disagreed with it (even if he didn't do anything to stop it).

On Twitter, people couldn't believe that Trump honestly thinks the congresswomen, not him, should be apologising.

The internet had other ideas on who should really be apologising to America...

H/T: TheHill

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