Twitter has come under fire for not banning Donald Trump over the 'racist' tweets that he sent on Sunday demanding four congresswomen of colour 'go back' to 'their countries'.

In the tweets he was referencing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, three of whom were born in the United States. Omar was born in Somalia and came to the United States as a refugee in the nineties.

The president wrote:

Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.

Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can't leave fast enough.

Since then many Twitter users have complained that the tweets were 'racist', and questioned why Twitter hadn't taken action against Trump and suspended his account after it had announced that it would be banning people for using hate speech less than a week ago, reports the Daily Mail.

Many people took to Twitter, and said that they thought that Trump should have been banned for his comments.

On Monday, a spokesman for Twitter, Brandon Borrman, said:

The Tweets in question are not in violation of the Twitter Rules.

Last week, the company issued new rules regards hate speech and what would be tolerated. In a statement, it said:

After months of conversations and from the public, external experts and our own teams, we’re expanding our rules against to include language that dehumanizes others on the basis of religion.

HT Daily Mail

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