The president went down the list and criticized four freshmen Democratic congresswomen known as The Squad.
President Trump had some choice words for the four freshmen Democratic congresswomen on Wednesday and ultimately incited his audience to chant "send her back" at a rally in Greenville, N.C.
If it wasn't clear before, his 2020 campaign message seems to be, in his words, “If they don’t love [America], tell them to leave it.”
“The radical Democrats are trying to destroy all of our country’s tremendous success,” he said. “The leading voices of the Democrat Party are left-wing extremists who reject everything our country stands for.”
Those "left-wing extremists," nicknamed the four freshmen are Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Trump said: “These left-wing ideologues see our country as a force for evil.”
Leaving no one unscathed, Trump blasted the women one at time, accusing Omar of unpatriotic rhetoric.
“Rep. Omar blamed the United States for the terrorist attacks on our country,” Trump said, although he didn't provide a source. This statement was a follow-up to one he made earlier in the week when he falsely accused Omar, a Muslim of saying “how great al-Qaida is.”
The crowd chanted “Send her back!” in response.
Then he aimed his words toward Tlaib who said she “agreed with Omar’s characterization of 9/11," again without a specific instance.
He added that Tlaib used an expletive to describe how congress would “impeach the motherf***er.”
Ocasio-Cortez was next. Trump saying he couldn't be bothered to learn her name and that he would be calling simply, "Cortez.” He accused her of conducting, "outrageous attacks against men and women of law enforcement,” referring to ICE and Border Patrol Agents.
“She said essentially Nazis are running concentration camps,” Trump continued. Although she has compared border facilities to concentration camps, there is no record of her saying they were run by Nazis.
Then it was Pressley's turn, who Trump speculated was a relative of Elvis Presley. She is African American.
“She thinks that people with the same skin color all need to think the same,” Trump said. “She said we don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be brown voices. We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice.”
“These congresswomen, their comments are helping to fuel the rise of a dangerous militant hard left,” Trump said.
On Sunday, Trump took to Twitter and told the four congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “crime infested places from which they came.” All four are United States citizens and only one was born outside the country.
Ocasio-Cortez responded Wednesday on CBS’s Gayle King.
“I think that America has always been a story, and America has always been about the triumph of people who fight for everyone versus those who want to preserve rights for just a select few,” Ocasio-Cortez told CBS’s Gayle King. “And there is no bottom to the barrel of vitriol that will be used and weaponized to stifle those who want to advance rights for all people in the United States.”