President Trump Throws More Fuel on Feud With Democrats

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President Trump Throws More Fuel on Feud With Democrats
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President Trump Throws More Fuel on Feud With Democrats
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President Trump wasn’t backing down yesterday from his feud with a group of freshman Democratic Congresswomen. Following a series of controversial Sunday morning tweets targeting the group, the president attacked them again on Twitter later that day. He reiterated his attacks Monday while speaking to the press following an economic event at the White House and several more times throughout the day on Twitter.

At 3:54 AM Monday morning, President Trump was already tweeting attacks at his Democratic opponents. The conflict seems to stem from the fact that the four Democratic members of the US House of Representatives were the only ones to vote against a recent bipartisan measure to provide emergency humanitarian funding toward the border. The group is composed of Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Talib, and Ayanna Pressley.

Among the attacks leveled at the group by the president were accusations of anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism. President Trump went on to suggest that perhaps the Congresswomen should leave the country if they dislike it so much. The comments drew condemnation from the President’s critics and even some of his allies. The Congresswomen held a press conference Monday to condemn the president’s comments.

Geraldo Rivera, typically supportive of the president, said he was “saddened” by the comments. “You know when I defend him I do so against all these gratuitous attacks in the media. He has the worst press of any president in modern history and yet he does things like this that leaves himself open to the criticism that he is exactly what the people who hate him say he is and I feel it’s very unfortunate,” Geraldo told Fox News.

Geraldo added that he considers the president a friend but described the language of the tweets as racist and xenophobic. “I just hope it isn’t a glimpse at his soul. I just hope that he doesn’t really believe that every person of color comes from someplace else,” Geraldo said.

Senator Lindsey Graham defended the president on Fox & Friends Monday morning but added that he hoped President Trump would focus on attacking policies instead of people. Graham upped the rhetoric of the dispute, though, when he accused Ocasio-Cortez and her allies of being Communists. While speaking to the press at his economic summit on Monday, President Trump defended his decision to up the ante in his clash with the Congresswomen.

Below are all of President Trump’s tweets on the subject since his controversial Sunday morning comments:

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