Advertisement

Trump defends tweets about 4 congresswomen of color

Updated: July 16, 2019 11:30 AM

President Donald Trump says his tweets telling four female Democratic lawmakers of color to "go back" to the broken countries from which they came were "NOT Racist."

Trump sought to defend himself Tuesday, a day after saying he wasn't concerned that critics considered the tweets to be racist. Trump tweeted Tuesday: "Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don't have a Racist bone in my body!"

Advertisement

Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib are U.S. citizens, and three were born in the U.S. They say Trump made "xenophobic bigoted remarks."


More from KSTP.com:

Congresswomen urge people to ignore Trump's bait

Trump renews attacks on 4 congresswomen


Trump also criticized plans by the House to vote on a resolution condemning his comments. He called Tuesday's expected vote on the resolution a "Democrat con game" and said Republicans "should not show 'weakness' and fall into their trap."

Trump says the vote should instead be on the language used by the congresswomen.

Connect with KSTP


Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Credits

The Associated Press

(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Advertisement

Tubing companies concerned after new ordinance on Apple River

Lawsuit claims off-duty Minneapolis Police officer assaulted man at a bar in 2017

Carver Lake tested for blue-green algae, residents advised to avoid water contact

VIDEO: Minneapolis police seek help in identifying 3 robbery suspects

Eagan man charged with criminal vehicular operation after crashing into Starbucks

Wild hire Bill Guerin as general manager

Advertisement