Four Republicans also Condemn Trump’s Racist Remarks
The American House of Representatives, owned by the Democrats, has condemned the “racist remarks” of Donald Trump in a resolution. Four Republicans also supported the motion.
On Sunday, a fuss arose after a few tweets from the president, which implied that four progressive Democratic Congresswomen with a different skin colour must “go back to the places where they come from.”
Without naming them by name, Trump referred to a group of women who have opposed the president since their election in Congress: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Presley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar. Three of them were born in the United States.
“The House of Representatives strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist remarks, which legitimize and heighten fear and hatred of new Americans and people with colour,” the text says. Literally:
“The House of Representatives strongly condemns Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and exaggerated fear and hatred of new Americans and people of colour.”
In the House, 240 members voted in favour of the resolution, and 187 members voted against. Four Republicans also supported the text: Will Hurd, Brian Fitzpatrick, Fred Upton and Susan Brooks. The independent Justin Amash also supported the resolution.
Trump defended his tweets at the White House earlier this week. He said they are Congressmen who hate America. “If they are not comfortable, they can leave, and you know what? I am sure there will be many people who will not miss them. “
At a joint press conference, the four members of parliament also said earlier that Trump is following an agenda of white nationalists and trying to divide with his rhetoric.
The women call Trump’s statements a “shameless racist” attack on elected officials, and any attempt to divert attention from the “corrupt and inhumane practices” of his government.