Trump Renews Attacks On Congresswomen Of Color ‘Let Them Leave’ America

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“If they don’t like [our country], let them leave,” the president said of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and other Democratic congresswomen.

Greenville, N.C. ― President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on four freshman Democrats in Congress, all women of color, saying that “if they don’t like” America, “let them leave.”

“I have a suggestion for the hate-filled extremists who are constantly trying to tear our country down,” Trump said at a rally for his reelection campaign in North Carolina on Wednesday after finishing a long diatribe naming Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.). 

“That’s why I say: If they don’t like it, let them leave,” Trump said. “If they don’t love it, tell them to leave it. I’m just saying it’s their choice, they can come back when they want.” 

“I think, in some cases, they hate our country,” Trump added, doubling down on similar remarks he’d made earlier this week. “And they’re so angry.” 

Earlier this week, the president tweeted a racist rant clearly aimed at the four lawmakers, saying they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

All four are American ― and all are women of color. Only Omar was born outside the U.S. The next day at a White House event, Trump reiterated his comments, railing against the congresswomen as “people who hate our country.”

Amid a public outcry, House lawmakers approved a resolution in a contentious vote on Tuesday to condemn Trump’s words as racist. 

As Trump named each of the congresswomen at his rally, the crowd loudly booed. In response to his remarks about Omar specifically, people launched into chants of “Send her back!”

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The News Cycle Without Trumps Tweets

Let's pretend President Trump didn't tweet.

Let's live in a universe where the president of the United States didn't see fit to insert himself into every controversy, to comment on every passing event, to blast out his inner monologue before tens of millions of Americans each morning -- often in the most foolish, controversial or outright xenophobic way -- while watching cable news.

Here's what the news cycle would look like.

Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., went to war with the most famous member of her House contingent, freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. After months of vacillating between praise for AOC's supposed energy and put-downs of AOC's radicalism and attacks on moderate Democrats, Pelosi's sneering finally triggered AOC, who promptly brought out her heavy guns: She suggested that Pelosi is a racist targeting congresswomen of color. She even suggested that Pelosi is responsible for the death threats she had received. This, in turn, triggered members of the Congressional Black Caucus to come to Pelosi's defense, and that triggered other members of AOC's so-called squad to come to her defense. By the end of the week, the seething, bubbling war between radicals and mere progressives was threatening to crack the Democratic coalition.

Also last week, Democratic presidential candidates continued their quest to push their party toward the far left. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., maintained her hypocritical attacks on former President Joe Biden for his lack of support for federal busing, a policy she herself doesn't support. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., trotted out a new spending plan with no way to pay for it. Harris and Warren prepared to attack each other for attention. Meanwhile, virtually all the major Democratic candidates outside of Biden kept up their drumbeat of criticism of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, demanding an open-borders agenda entirely at odds with the mainstream of American public thought.

This drumbeat came complete with an actual act of violence, as well as a public relations nightmare for the open-borders left. In Washington state, 69-year-old Willem Van Spronsen, armed with a rifle and incendiary devices, attempted to light a car on fire and ignite a propane tank outside a Tacoma migr

Read more: http://electionnewschannel.com/top-news/114631-the-news-cycle-without-trump-s-tweets

Ocasio-Cortez gets new 2020 challenger a Republican immigrant from Jamaica

Republican Scherie Murray is launching a campaign Wednesday for the New York congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. (Courtesy of Murray campaign)

Scherie Murray, a New York businesswoman who immigrated from Jamaica as a child and is active in state Republican politics, is launching a campaign Wednesday for the congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Fox News has learned.

In a phone interview, Murray, 38, confirmed her intention to run for the New York congressional seat as a Republican.

“There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC,” Murray told Fox News. “And instead of focusing on us, she’s focusing on being famous. Mainly rolling back progress and authoring the job-killing Green New Deal and killing the Amazon New York deal.”

Murray, who was born in Jamaica and moved to the United States when she was 9, is officially launching her campaign Wednesday with an introductory video that takes sharp jabs at the 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez.

'There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC.'

— Scherie Murray

“Your representative in Washington chooses self-promotion over service, conflict over constituents, resistance over assistance," Murray said in the video. "Queens and the Bronx needs someone who will create jobs instead of turning them away."

Asked about Ocasio-Cortez’s brand of Democratic socialism, Murray said, “I think it’s far, far to the left and it is not connecting with everyday Americans.”

As for "Medicare-for-all," which Ocasio-Cortez has embraced, the Republican said: “Medicare-for-all, I think a lot of people are happy with their current health insurance.” And on the Green New Deal, the left-wing proposal to address climate change pushed by Ocasio-Ortez, she said: “We know that it certainly will kill jobs.”

Murray joins four other Republicans who have filed to run for the seat: former police officer John Cummings, medical journalist Ruth Papazian, construction contractor Miguel Hernandez and entrepreneur Antoine Tucker.

No Democrats have yet announced a primary challenge to Ocasio-Cortez, though th

Read more: http://electionnewschannel.com/top-news/114602-ocasio-cortez-gets-new-2020-challenger-a-republican-immigrant-from-jamaica

McConnell says Trump is not a racist but calls for better rhetoric

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday urged Democrats and Republicans to tone down their rhetoric but defended President Trump from charges of racism after he tweeted over the weekend that minority Democratic lawmakers should "go back" to where they came from. 

"The president is not a racist," McConnell declared, after reporters pressed him hard on whether Trump's tweets were racist or whether the GOP leader himself would ever use such language. 

Instead McConnell said both sides were guilty of "overheated" rhetoric.

“I think the tone of all of this is not good for the country but it’s coming from all different ideological points of view. To single out any segment of this I think is a mistake,” he said, defending Trump from recent criticism from Democrats.

In his prepared remarks, McConnell said: "I think there’s a consensus that political rhetoric has really gotten way, way overheated all across the political spectrum," he said. 

"Lower all this incendiary rhetoric. Everyone should do it," he added in response to a question.

McConnell pointed to claims by House Democrats such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) that immigrant detainment centers are like “concentration camps” and what he called “anti-Semitic tropes” fanned by another Democratic freshman, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

“We’ve seen the far left throw accusations of racism at everyone, anyone who disagrees with them on anything, including the Speaker of the House,” he noted, referring to the claim by Ocasio-Cortez last week that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had singled out minority women lawmakers for criticism.

“From the president, to the Speaker, to freshmen members of the House, all of us have the responsibility to elevate the public discourse,” he said, addressing his comments to Trump as well as members of Congress.

Omar and Ocasio-Cortez are two of the four Democratic congresswomen targeted by Trump's tweets and subsequent remarks. All four women are U.S. citizens and members of minority groups, with Omar the only one who was born outside the United States.

McConnell said leaders in Washington shoul

Read more: http://electionnewschannel.com/top-news/114534-mcconnell-says-trump-is-not-a-racist-but-calls-for-better-rhetoric

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