Dem Con Game Continues: House to Hold Resolution on Trump’s Tweets About ‘Squad’; Trump Tweets Not a ‘Racist Bone’ in Body

  • The House will vote Tuesday on a resolution to condemn what Democrats call President Trump’s “racist” tweets about four freshmen female progressive lawmakers of color who he told to “go back” to the countries “they came from,” though all but one was born in the U.S.
  • The female lawmakers known as “The Squad” include: Reps. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.
  • While the resolution says the president’s tweets were racist, it stops short of actually calling Trump racist.
  • According to reports, “in a closed-door meeting with House Democrats ahead of the vote, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said ‘these are our sisters.’”
  • Pelosi also said that the resolution goes beyond Trump’s tweets about the Squad and said: “The fact is, as offended as we are — and we are offended by what he said about our sisters — he says that about people every day, and they feel as hurt as we do about somebody in our family having this offense against them.”
  • Pelosi added: “This is, I hope, one where we will get Republican support. If they can’t support condemning the words of the president, well, that’s a message in and of itself.”
  • Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said: “I believe this is about ideology; this is about socialism versus freedom.”
  • McCarthy also said that during the congresswomen’s news conference in response to Trump’s tweets and comments, they “talked more about impeachment than anything else.”
  • McCarthy added: “This is more from their base, it’s about politics, and it’s unfortunate. We should get back to the business of America.”
  • On Tuesday, in response to the resolution and his previous remarks, Trump tweeted: “Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body! The so-called vote to be taken is a Democrat con game. Republicans should not show “weakness” and fall into their trap. This should be a vote on the filthy language, statements and lies told by the Democrat…..”
  • Trump continued: “…..Congresswomen, who I truly believe, based on their actions, hate our Country. Get a list of the HORRIBLE things they have said. Omar is polling at 8%, Cortez at 21%. Nancy Pelosi tried to push them away, but now they are forever wedded to the Democrat Party. See you in 2020!”
  • Earlier on Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted: “The Democratic Congresswomen have been spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate, & yet they get a free pass and a big embrace from the Democrat Party.”


Reference Links

  • NBC: House to vote to condemn Trump’s ‘racist comments.’ Pelosi calls The Squad ‘our sisters’ READ
  • Fox: Trump fires back at Squad, challenges House to ‘rebuke’ them for ‘filthy and hate laced’ language READ
  • National Review: The ‘Squad’ Gives a Gift to Donald Trump READ
  • TPM: Trump Is Wondering Why Dems Don’t ‘Rebuke’ Squad For ‘Shouting Of The F…Word’ READ

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