President Donald Trump on Monday tripled down on criticizing progressive Democrats, saying Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) “hates Jews,” while Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) did a “terrible thing” by helping to block plans by Amazon to build an expansive corporate campus in New York City.
“Somebody that comes from Somalia, which is a failed government, a failed state, who left Somalia and ultimately came here and now is a congresswoman, is never happy,” President Trump said in a planned “Made in America” event. She “says horrible things about Israel, hates Israel, hates Jews, hates Jews, it’s very simple.”
After racial Twitter attacks on Democratic congresswomen, Pres. Trump doubles down, alleging "somebody that comes from Somalia," presumably referring to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), is "never happy, says horrible things about Israel, hates Israel, hates Jews." https://t.co/BNjUbF4upK pic.twitter.com/tqQkKPHxsX
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) July 15, 2019
President Trump then turned his attention to Ocasio-Cortez’s role in blocking plans by Amazon to build an expansive corporate campus in New York City.
“If the Democrats want to wrap their bows around this group of four people — one of them kept Amazon out of New York, tens of thousands of jobs. Would have been a great thing and she kept Amazon from going,” the president said. “Tens of thousands of jobs and New York has not been the same since that happened.”
President Trump’s comments come after he re-upped on his criticisms of the “squad” Sunday evening, saying it was “sad” that the Democrat Party rushed to defend the progressive congresswomen who often attack the United States.
“So sad to see the Democrats sticking up for people who speak so badly of our Country and who, in addition, hate Israel with a true and unbridled passion. Whenever confronted, they call their adversaries, including Nancy Pelosi, ‘RACIST,’” the president wrote on Twitter.
“Their disgusting language and the many terrible things they say about the United States must not be allowed to go unchallenged,” he added. “If the Democrat Party wants to continue to condone such disgraceful behavior, then we look even more forward to seeing you at the ballot box in 2020!”
Democrats went ballistic over President Trump’s tweets about the progressive lawmakers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called the president’s tweets “xenophobic, while 2020 Democrat candidates responded by calling them “racist,” “disgusting,” and “un-American.”