Trump Tells Freshman Women To Go Back To Their “Original” Countries

President Donald Trump caused another twitter storm this week with a highly offensive posting in which he told four female freshman members to go back to their “original countries” and that they “can’t leave fast enough.” It is a well-known trope used against immigrants. Most of us have heard it. My Sicilian immigrant grandparents heard it continually. It is a disgraceful thing to say to another citizen and it should be condemned by all Americans as unacceptable from an American president. In response to bipartisan criticism, Trump doubled down and tweeted “Their disgusting language and the many terrible things they say about the United States must not be allowed to go unchallenged.”

Here is the posting from Sunday:

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly …

… and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how. …

… it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!

Those progressive congresswomen are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts.

For the record, the “original” country form Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Pressley is the United States. Omar was a refugee from Somalia. Moreover, Omar is working to make this country a better place as all citizens should. It is her country. I strongly disagree with her policies and frankly I am not a fan. Her views have not “gone unchallenged,” as suggested by the President However, she is a fellow American who stood up to take part in our political system. Others have called for the same reforms as Omar and singling out her origins suggests that she is somehow less qualified or legitimate in working for such changes in her adopted country. She chose this country (as did my grandparents) and she has fulfilled her duty as a citizen to fight the freedoms and opportunities that brought her to these shores.

As President, Trump does great disservice to his office and his country with such offensive statements. He should apologize to these women and to the country.

270 thoughts on “Trump Tells Freshman Women To Go Back To Their “Original” Countries”

  1. Ilhan Omar said:

    “No lies will stamp out my love for this country or my resolve to make our union more perfect.”

    1. She’s become quite the politician, hasn’t she? Lies roll right off her lips….

        1. I have a radiant, loving heart. I’m anything but “hateful”….yourself?

      1. Tell Enigma to research it for himself and read investigative reporter David Steinberg’s work. Now that President Trump has brough national attention to the matter, Steinberg promises “smoking gun” evidence will be published later this week.

        The two key points:

        1. The Omar perjury case is already overwhelming; and

        2. Media CHOSE to hide Ilhan’s past from MN voters.

        1. A reminder that the Attorney General of Minnesota is Keith Ellison. Omar filled his seat in Congress.

    1. Ilhan Omar is a fraud, and a liar. She should be investigated, prosecuted, and Speaker Pelosi should immediately remove Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee. Rise up, people, and protest! The media “watchdogs” will not do their job when it is a Democrat. This is yet another example of why they are Fake News.

        1. Wrong. And seriously, what difference does it make who posted it? Take in the information the so-called watchdog press refuses to provide to voters.

          1. “what difference does it make”

            Anonymous, you sound like Hillary Clinton and you seem to think like her as well.

            1. You are attacking the wrong Anonymous. You want to direct your frustration to the other Anonymous that posted “Allan, in all likelihood.”

              1. And let go of who is saying what. Just pay attention to the substance.

                1. There is little substance in a 6 line remark unless it is mostly factual or the person is an incredibly good writer. The substance comes from understanding where the person is coming from not just a few words that might sound worthwhile. Anonymous has many different voices. Do you expect anyone to try to sort out those voices?

              2. Anonymous, I don’t worry about which anonymous I am tallking to. You all have chosen the same name and for some reason have a desire to be linked together and you are. You don’t think it makes a difference who posted it but if that is true why should you have cared when I told you that you sounded like Hillary Clinton?

                1. Nor do I. And to quote the other Anonymous: “I didn’t. I don’t.”

                  1. Why should you, Brainless Wonder.

                    Amazing, I get to speak to Hillary and the Brainless Wonder (along with a few others) using just one name. Why don’t you all join hands and sing GOD BLESS THE USA.

        2. Brainless Wonder I am not that anonymous creature. I don’t hide among a group of anonymous slime. That is your type of life.

    1. “What the president has done is politically brilliant. Pelosi was trying to marginalize these folks and the president has now identified the entire party with them.”

      LOL! That was my point yesterday.

  2. “I am an immigrant.

    I want Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Mogadishu) to go back to the shithole country she came from.

    And I want her to stay there.

    I spent some time on the Internet looking for even one positive thing that Omar has said about America—but my search was in vain. Omar hates and despises her adoptive country unequivocally and unconditionally. She hates everything about America today, and she hates everything about the America of yesterday.

    Omar hates white people. Omar hates Jews—and she is not shy about letting everyone know it (“It’s all about the Benjamins baby”). Omar hates our ally Israel (“Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel”).

    Ilhan Omar is a one-woman hate factory.

    Maybe I missed a public statement where Omar praised America. But after looking through countless webpages and many gigabytes, I think I am on solid ground when I say: Ilhan Omar hates everything and everyone around her, except possibly her brother, whom she married, and perhaps the 9/11 terrorists who killed 3,000 people (“some people did something”—no biggie).

    As an immigrant from the no-longer-with-us USSR, I believe I have as much moral authority as anyone to tell Omar: you should return to the country you represent and take up permanent residence there….”

    continued —-> “The Congresswoman Representing Somalia”

    1. Likewise, Rashida Tlaib can move to “Palestine” and continue representing the people of Palestine.

    2. Excerpt from the following linked article:

      This past week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson argued that Omar is not thankful enough for her success in America. “Omar has an awful lot to be grateful for,” he said. “But she isn’t grateful. … She hates this country more than ever.”

      Omar fired back in a tweet calling Carlson a “racist fool.”

      “No lies will stamp out my love for this country or my resolve to make our union more perfect,” she said.

  3. Trump and those who think like him have this wrong, end of story.

    Here is one of the best pieces I have seen on the issue: “Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? The constitutional theory is that we the people are the sovereigns, the state and federal officials only our agents. We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily. We can seek to challenge and annoy, as we need not stay docile and quiet.”— Justice William O. Douglas

    Unjust. Brutal. Criminal. Corrupt. Inept. Greedy. Power-hungry. Racist. Immoral. Murderous. Evil. Dishonest. Crooked. Excessive. Deceitful. Untrustworthy. Unreliable. Tyrannical.

    These are all words that have at some time or other been used to describe the U.S. government.

    These are all words that I have used at some time or other to describe the U.S. government. That I may feel morally compelled to call out the government for its wrongdoing does not make me any less of an American.

    If I didn’t love this country, it would be easy to remain silent. However, it is because I love my country, because I believe fervently that if we lose freedom here, there will be no place to escape to, I will not remain silent.

    Nor should you.

    Nor should any other man, woman or child—no matter who they are, where they come from, what they look like, or what they believe.”

    (And you don’t even need to be frightened of reading this article! Although it appears on a left wing site it is written by a libertarian!! )

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