Hillary Clinton on Sunday night criticized President Trump for suggesting that freshman Democrats “go back” to the countries they’re from — saying it’s his government that needs help.
“They’re from America,” Clinton wrote about three of the freshman Democrats — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley — who Trump told to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
Another representative criticized by Trump, Ilhan Omar, was born in Somalia and came to the states as a 12-year-old refugee.
Clinton continued, “and you’re right about one thing: Currently their government is a complete and total catastrophe.”
Trump claimed that the Congresswomen were “from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world.”
The controversy was sparked when Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi mocked the four Dems for their Twitter-based influence.
“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi told the New York Times. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
Ocasio-Cortez responded by calling the House speaker “outright disrespectful” for criticizing women of color.
The Bronx-born congresswoman also slapped back at Trump over his “go back” comment, saying he is irked at her and her colleagues because they push back at his version of America.
Trump’s tweets may have brought the fractured Dems together, as Pelosi rebuked Trump on Sunday for his “xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation.”