Trump Blasts Four Progressive Congresswomen at Fiery Rally
President held nothing back in going after the 'angry' Democratic lawmakers who also recently took aim at their own House speaker
President Donald Trump left nothing on the field at a fiery “Make America Great Again” campaign rally on Wednesday night in Greenville, North Carolina.
During the rally, he slammed the four progressive congresswomen known as the “squad” — Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. This is the group of House Democrats he’s been sparring with after they decided a tweet he sent out over the weekend about them was “racist.”
“If they don’t love [our country], tell them to leave it,” Trump said of the lawmakers, all elected during the 2018 midterms.
Trump blasted Omar, who is Somali-born, noting that she “smeared U.S. servicemembers in ‘Black Hawk Down.’ She slandered the brave Americans trying to keep peace in Somalia.”
Trump said Omar blamed America for the economic crisis in Venezuela — and that she refused to condemn al-Qaida.
Omar, said Trump, also said that terrorism was “a reaction’ to America’s involvement in other countries’ affairs.
The president also criticized Tlaib, saying she “used the F-word to describe the presidency and your president.”
“That’s not nice, even for me,” Trump said, as Fox News also noted.
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“That’s not somebody who loves our country.”
The president went after Ocasio-Cortez, too, whom he mocked for her “three different names.” He lightheartedly said he would be referring to her as “Cortez” because it was shorter and he didn’t have a lot of time — drawing laughs from supporters.
But he was angry the New York Democrat wrongly described the migrant detention facilities at the southern border as “concentration camps.”
“They’re so angry,” said Trump of the four Democrats.
“They [were] trying to be nice [during their press conference the other day], but it’s so hard — it’s so hard for them to do that.”
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