President Donald Trump on Monday prolonged his feud with four Democratic congresswomen of color by calling them “a very Racist group of troublemakers."
Monday's tweet landed more than a week after the president was excoriated for telling the group to "go back" to where he said they came from, igniting a political firestorm and prompting accusations of racism.
All four lawmakers— Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan— are U.S. citizens and all but Omar were born in America. The group responded to his tweet at a press conference last Monday, calling his rhetoric “the agenda of white nationalists.”
The House of Representatives on Tuesday night passed a resolution to condemn Trump's remarks.
Trump continued to attack the group throughout the week, including calling them "weak" and "insecure" in a tweet Sunday. During a campaign rally earlier in the week, members of the audience chanted "Send her back!" about Omar, a moment that drew widespread condemnation.