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President Donald Trump has now QUADRUPLED DOWN on his controversial tweets from last weekend, in which he stated that progressive congresswomen should "go back" and try to fix the "crime-infested places" they "originally came from" before telling the U.S. government how to handle its problems.
"So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, how our government is to be run," Trump originally wrote in a series of three tweets.
"Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came," the president continued. "Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can't leave fast enough. I'm sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!"
So that's definitely helped to assuage concerns that the President might be a tad racist.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez responded to Trump on Twitter on Sunday afternoon, saying "the country I 'come from,' & the country we all swear to, is the United States."
"But given how you've destroyed our border with inhumane camps, all at a benefit to you & the corps who profit off them, you are absolutely right about the corruption laid at your feet," she continued. She added that Trump is "angry because" he doesn't "believe in an America where I represent New York 14, where the good people of Minnesota elected [Omar], where [Tlaib] fights for Michigan families, where [Pressley] champions little girls in Boston."
"You are angry because you can't conceive of an America that includes us," she said. "You rely on a frightened America for your plunder."
Omar also responded to Trump in a tweet Sunday, saying she and her fellow members swear an oath only to the United States, "which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen."
Pressley and Tlaib posted tweets in response, too, with the former writing, "THIS is what racism looks like."
"WE are what democracy looks like," she said. "And we're not going anywhere. Except back to DC to fight for the families you marginalize and vilify everyday."
Tlaib wrote that she is "fighting corruption in OUR country."
"I do it every day when I hold your admin accountable as a U.S. Congresswoman," she added. "Detroit taught me how to fight for the communities you continue to degrade & attack. Keep talking, you'll be out of the WH soon."
President Trump, however, has stuck to his guns, issuing a fresh round of tweets on the matter Tuesday afternoon.
Hammer and Nigel invited "friend of the show" Christopher Walken to drop by the WIBC studios and offer a dramatic reading of the President's latest tweets. Click below to check it out.