President Donald trump in a series of tweets Sunday group opposed a progressive democratic Congress, saying that they «come from countries in which the government is a total disaster», and that they must return to restore order there first before worrying about US politics.
Trump was referring, most likely, Ilhan Omar from Minnesota, Rashid Tlaib from Michigan, Anne Pressley from Massachusetts and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from new York.
«So I wonder: a progressive Democrat from Congress came from countries whose governments are complete and total disaster the most corrupt in the world (if they even have a functioning government). Now they loudly and angrily telling the people of the United States, the most great and powerful of the nation, about how we need to make policy. Why don’t they go home and correct the situation there, and then show us how it’s done,» wrote the President on Twitter.
He added: «These countries are in need of your help. I’m sure Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly arrange a free trip!».
In fact, from the above-mentioned Congresswoman only Ilhan Omar was born abroad, in Somalia, and 10 years of age lived with her family in the United States.
In addition, only 13 members of the current house of representatives and one U.S. Senator — Democrat Ointments Hirono of Hawaii are immigrants (which is slightly more than 2% of the total number of voting 535 in both houses of Congress).
The statements of the President immediately responded. So, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said: «Mr. President, the country where I was born, and the country, which we swear is the United States»
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And this morning leading channel MSNBC Joe Scarborough sarcastically remarked that, according to the logic of trump, he «should return to Scotland instead of running for President of the United States».
As noted by Scarborough, the mother of Donald trump — Mary Ann trump, nee Macleod, emigrated to the U.S. from Scotland in 1930.