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Ilhan Omar, Other Lawmakers Respond to Trump’s Morning Tweets

Conservatives have been more than happy than to sit back and watch Nancy Pelosi feud with Freshman lawmakers. Trump surrogates, like Kellyanne Conway have appeared on cable news stations and gleefully discuss the spat.

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It didn’t take long for President Donald Trump to weigh in on the matter. When he did, though, he suggested that members of the Squad (three of whom were born in the US) should go back to their own countries. Ilhan Omar, the only foreign-born member of the Squad was among lawmakers calling Trump out for the comments.

Omar responded to the President, “You are stoking white nationalism bc you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda. ‘America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.’ -RFK”

Arizona Congressman, Ruben Gallego, responded to Trump with his own story:

“Growing up I used to hear “go back to Mexico” from many kids, though I was born in the USA,” wrote the lawmaker. “I got to high school and thought that would change. I was a good student, Student Council President etc… was still told by other students to go back to Mexico.I joined the Marine Corps. Fought in some of the hardest battles and still carry the mental scars. I return to Arizona and I am told again to return to Mexico. To people like Trump I will never be American enough. So if you wonder why I give no inch to these racists, now you know. Nothing will ever satisfy them, all we can do is stop them.”