Hillary Clinton attacked President Donald Trump on Sunday after the president made controversial comments about the group of controversial progressive congresswomen, known as “the squad.”
What did Clinton say?
She both corrected a mistake in Trump’s comments and condemned the current American government as a “complete and total catastrophe.”
“They’re from America, and you’re right about one thing: Currently their government is a complete and total catastrophe,” Clinton wrote.
What did Trump say?
The president condemned “‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen,” telling them to “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” and only return once they fix those country’s problems.
Trump is apparently upset because the lawmakers “viciously” tell Americans “how our government is to be run.”
Though the president did not specify anyone’s name, his tweets were most likely directed at four lawmakers: Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).
However, only Omar was not born in America; she was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1982.
Trump’s comments received widespread, bipartisan condemnation. Republican and conservative lawmakers, however, were noticeably silent with the exception of Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.), who recently left the Republican Party.
The president doubled down on his comments Monday morning, demanding the congresswomen apologize to him, America, and Israel for “the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said.”