Outgoing United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May, a member of the Conservative Party, expressed her frustrations, through a spokesman from her office, against recent comments made by President Donald Trump over the weekend disparaging four Congresswoman.
Although he never expressed which lawmakers he had in mind, it’s widely believed that Trump was referring to Reps. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota), Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) in his blistering commentary, which many have labeled as racist.
According to previous reporting from HillReporter.com, Trump said these women were “originally came from countries” other than the U.S., and criticized them for “loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful country on earth, how our government is to be run.”
“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done,” Trump added.
Beyond the controversial nature of his comments, they are also inaccurate: three out of the four women Trump alluded to were born in the U.S. Only Omar was born outside of the country, but she is also a naturalized citizen who moved to America when she was 12.
Although many Democratic lawmakers and other commentators have expressed condemnation of Trump’s comments, many Republicans have yet to weigh in or express anything at all about his words. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Twitter account, as well as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s account, do not say anything about the president’s diatribe, although both accounts are noticeably behind the current week’s affairs as well.
May’s spokesman expressed her condemnation of the president’s words.
“The prime minister’s view is that the language used to refer to these women was completely unacceptable,” her spokesman said, per reporting from Politico Europe.
When asked whether May viewed Trump’s words as being racist, however, the spokesman refused to comment at this time.
Earlier this year, May announced she would be stepping down from her position as prime minister, after failing to secure a Brexit agreement within Parliament. She will leave office, she has said, once her party appoints a new head to assume the role.
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