Trump blasted for 'racist, xenophobic' comments over congresswomen

Trump blasted for 'racist, xenophobic' comments over congresswomen

- US President Donald Trump is back in the spotlight for controversial comments, this time telling a group of congresswomen to 'go back' to the countries they came from

- Ironically only one of the women he appeared to be targeting was born outside of the States

- The president's efforts have been labelled as racist by the Democratic Party, with one politician claiming Trump relies on fear to maintain his grip on the country

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Donald Trump is at it again with his controversial social media posts, this time for targeting Democratic congresswomen, in what has been dubbed a racist rant.

The US president, who is notorious for his anti-immigrant tendencies, took to social media to comment:

"So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe... viciously telling the people of the United States... how our government is to be run."

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In another comment, he urged the politicians to go back to where they came from and fix the issues in their own countries.

While failing to mention names, IOL reports that he seemed to be referring to first-year Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley, who have been critical of Trump.

Ocasio-Cortez, a New York native, responded to Trump's comments, pointing out that:

"Mr. President, the country I 'come from,' and the country we all swear to, is the United States. You are angry because you can't conceive of an America that includes us. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has come to the defense of the group, along with other Democratic politicians, labeling the comments as 'xenophobic'.

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