WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted along party lines to condemned President Donald Trump’s tweets that progressive congresswomen should “go back” to the countries they originally came from.
So great to see how unified the Republican Party was on today’s vote concerning statements I made about four Democrat Congresswomen. If you really want to see statements, look at the horrible things they said about our Country, Israel, and much more. They are now the top, most…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2019
The 240-187 vote was a result of demands by the women known as “the squad,” who took offense at Trump’s criticism of their criticism of the U.S.
President Trump tweeted:
….and the many terrible things they say about the United States must not be allowed to go unchallenged. 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
President Trump explained the tweet to reporters later, “As far as I’m concerned if you hate our country, if you’re not happy here, you can leave.”
Trump defended his tweets again Tuesday before the House vote:
Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body! The so-called vote to be taken is a Democrat con game. Republicans should not show “weakness” and fall into their trap. This should be a vote on the filthy language, statements and lies told by the Democrat…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2019
“Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body! The so-called vote to be taken is a Democrat con game. Republicans should not show ‘weakness’ and fall into their trap,” he tweeted.