Ocasio-Cortez reminds Trump, ‘I come from the United States’ after the president,
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at President Trump, who tweeted that she and three other congresswomen Of color should “go back” to their “broken and crime infested” countries, pointing out that she was born in the United States. The freshman representative from New York, along with Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida
Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, belong to the group of progressive Democratic congresswomen that Trump referred to in a Sunday Twitter thread, saying,
Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” “So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst,
“Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough ,
I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!” The women were all born in the United States, except for Omar, who became a refugee at age 10 when a brutal civil war devastated Somalia,
A predominantly Muslim country in East Africa. Five years after entering the U.S., Omar was eligible for citizenship and in 2000 became a citizen at 19.
Ocasio-Cortez, who has the same birthplace as Trump’s father. “You are angry because you can’t conceive of an America that includes us. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder.”
She continued: “But you know what’s the rub of it all, Mr. President? On top of not accepting an America that elected us you cannot accept that we don’t fear you, either. You can’t accept that we will call your bluff & offer a positive vision for this country.