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Trump resumes Twitter attack on 4 Democratic congresswomen

Ros Krasny and Nour Al Ali, Bloomberg News on

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Sunday resumed his criticism of the four progressive Democratic congresswomen known as "The Squad," saying he didn't believe they were "capable of loving our country."

His Twitter message Sunday came a week after the president said that the women, all minorities, should "go back" to the "corrupt and inept" countries they came from -- a message condemned by Democrats and some Republicans as racist.

Trump is spending the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. The latest tweet came minutes after a segment on one of the lawmakers, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, on Fox News Channel.

Three of the women of the Squad -- Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts -- were born in the U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota was born in Somalia and immigrated as a child.

Trump last week briefly attempted to distance himself after people attending his campaign rally in North Carolina started a "send her back" chant in response to his criticism of Omar. Since then, though, he's reversed that disavowal, saying the people at the rally were "incredible patriots."

By contrast, Trump called the women of the Squad "weak & insecure people" who are "destroying the Democrat Party."

 

(Krasny reported from Washington, Al Ali from Dubai.)

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