‘It’s not my America or your America. It’s our America’: Michelle Obama weighs in on Trump’s feud with the ‘squad’ after the president told the four House Democrats to ‘go back’ to where they came from
- Michelle Obama weighed in on Trump’s feud with the ‘squad’ on Friday
- ‘What truly makes our country great is its diversity,’ former first lady said
- Trump renewed his beef with the Congresswomen in fresh attack on Friday
- Defended crowd at his rally as ‘incredible patriots’ after ‘send her back’ chant
Former first lady Michelle Obama is weighing in on President Donald Trump’s escalating feud with four Democratic Congresswomen known as ‘the squad.’
Obama tweeted Friday: ‘What truly makes our country great is its diversity. I’ve seen that beauty in so many ways over the years.’
‘Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for us all. We must remember it’s not my America or your America. It’s our America,’ she continued.
President Donald Trump had tweeted Sunday that the far-left Congresswomen should ‘go back’ to where they came from, sparking a furious back-and-forth that has continued through the week.
Former first lady Michelle Obama is weighing in on President Donald Trump’s escalating feud with four Democratic Congresswomen known as ‘the squad’
All four are U.S. citizens. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan were born in the United States while Ilhan Omar of Minnesota was born in Somalia and is a naturalized U.S. citizen.
The Democratic-led House of Representatives responded this week by voting largely along party lines to condemn Trump’s comments as ‘racist’.
Trump renewed his criticism of four on Friday, saying that they had said horrible things about the United States, and defended himself from criticism over his comment that they should leave the United States if unhappy.
A day after saying his audience at a campaign rally in North Carolina went too far in chanting ‘Send her back!’ about Somalia-born Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Trump on Friday defended the crowd members as ‘incredible patriots.’
Trump, talking to reporters on the White House South Lawn prior to a weekend visit to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, agreed that the four have a constitutionally protected freedom of speech, but that he has the right to respond.
‘Yeah, they have First Amendment rights, but that doesn’t mean I’m happy about them,’ he said. ‘And again, we have First Amendment rights also – we can certainly feel what and say what we want.’
U.S. President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives in Morristown to spend the weekend at his golf club in nearby Bedminster, New Jersey
U.S. Reps Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) hold a news conference on Trump’s attacks this week
Trump said Omar in particular is ‘lucky to be where she is, let me tell you, and the things that she has said are a disgrace to our country.’
Omar on Thursday had said Trump was ‘spewing fascist ideology.’
Trump also said he did not care whether the fight helped him politically.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll earlier this week said a majority of Republicans supported his comments. A
‘I don’t know if it’s good or bad politically, I don’t care,’ he said. ‘If the Democrats want to embrace people that hate our country … it’s up to them.’
Ocasio-Cortez shot back with a tweet on Friday, saying the Republican Party ‘wants to send us back: Back towards injustice, Back to the denial of science, Back to the times when women needed permission slips from men, Back to racism – But we won’t go back. We will move forward.’