Ted Lieu Explains Why Trump’s Tweet Is, In Fact, Racist

He and other California pols react to the President’s ”go back” tweet

Donald Trump’s sad, desperate swipe at four freshman Congresswomen of color has ignited a Twitter storm among California pols. On Sunday, Trump dispatched a tweeted that referred to reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib D-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., saying they should “go back and help fix” their own countries, despite the fact that all except Omar—who came here as a refugee from Somalia—were born in the U.S.

Senator Kamala Harris tweeted, “Let’s call the president’s racist attack exactly what it is: un-American.”

Rep. Katie Hill of the 25th District calls Trump’s statement, “language we hear from white supremacists.”

Former Senator Barbara Boxer invites Trump to go back himself. “Trump wants to send Americans back to where we came from. So he goes back to Germany? I don’t think they want him.”

She also notes the spinelessness of his GOP cronies.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also calls out Trump’s racism, saying his statement is all about “making America white again.” Trump has since responded, telling an audience at the White House that Pelosi’s statement was “very racist.”

Governor Newsom can’t even believe this is happening.

To Rep. Adam Schiff, “nothing is less American” and “less presidential” than Trump’s crybaby tantrum.

Perennial favorite Twitter presence, Congressman Ted Lieu, is proud that he’s an immigrant who never suffered bone spurs, and that his political career will outlast Trump’s.

He also schooled Fox News’ Brit Hume on why Trump’s tweet does, in fact, constitute racism.

He also points out today’s big trend on Twitter.

Standing with her congressional sisters, Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee assures Trump, “This disgusting and racist attack won’t stop us.”

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