Attack on Congresswomen Escalates Out of Control

Posted on July 23, 2019

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In American democracy, the interests of particular groups are often stereotyped, even dismissed by leaders.

Some groups might be called “deplorables” or described as people who “cling to guns or religion,” as candidates have done.

However, President Donald Trump’s tweets telling four congresswomen, all U.S. citizens, to “go back” where they came from, has escalated out of control.

The U.S. president caused international outrage over his series of tweets about Ms Alexandra Ocasio-Cortes and fellow first-term ethnic minority lawmakers Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley.

Two of the congresswomen are Moslem and support Palestine becoming a nation. Mr. Trump attacked them for not supporting Israel.

At a rally days later Mr. Trump criticized Ms Omar which was followed by calls from the Republican crowd, “send her back.”

The latest escalation of Mr. Trump’s tweets is the firing of two U.S. police officers in Gretna, Louisiana. The officers had a Facebook post suggesting that congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez should be shot.

Mr. Trump’s tweets about the four congresswomen are not presidential.

Political rhetoric needs to be toned down and not full of hate.

We are all Americans and need to work together for the betterment of our great nation.

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