House Condemns Trump’s Attack on Four Congresswomen as Racist. (The New York Times, 7/16/2019)
Yes, folks, it's "1984" on the GOP side of the aisle. For their part, Republicans took to the floor not to defend the president’s remarks but to condemn Democrats for what they called a breach of decorum.
Ayanna Pressley represents Massachusetts' 7th congressional district.
Welcome to Trump's America, Maine's 2nd congressional district
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When asked if he was bothered that many people viewed the remarks as racist and that white nationalists found common cause with them, Trump said: “It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me. And all I’m saying: They want to leave, they can leave.”
Ilhan Omar represents Minnesota's 5th congressional district.
Welcome to Trump's America: Minnesota's 7th congressional district.
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Trump Fans the Flames of a Racial Fire. (The New York Times, 7/14/2019)
His assumption that the House Democrats must have been born in another country — or that they did not belong here if they were — fits an us-against-them political strategy that has been at the heart of Mr. Trump’s presidency from the start. Heading into next year’s election, he appears to be drawing a deep line between the white, native-born America of his memory and the ethnically diverse, increasingly foreign-born country he is presiding over, challenging voters in 2020 to declare which side of that line they are on.
Rashida Tlaib represents Michigan's 13rd congressional district.
Welcome to Trump's America: Michigan's 1st congressional district.
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Trump Tells Freshman Congresswomen to ‘Go Back’ to the Countries They Came From. (The New York Times, 7/14/2019)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents New York's 14th congressional district.
Welcome to Trump's America: Kentucky's 5th congressional district.
95% of Republican House districts are majority-white. (Washington Post, 8/12/2014)