House condemns Trump 'racist' tweets in extraordinary rebuke

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Reps. Will Hurd of Texas, Fred Upton of Michigan, Susan Brooks of IN and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania were the only four GOP members to support the resolution, which said Trump's tweets "have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color".

The president has been involved in an ongoing heated exchange with the so-called Squad, consisting of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Massachusetts Rep. Aryanna Pressley over the past week.

"Thank God that's not the test of whether or not people have rights in this country, whether or nor they pass your look test", he said. "The fact that it's against our core American values", Tlaib said. "That they're choosing him over country".

"New Poll: The Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in predicting the 2016 election, has just announced that "Trump" numbers have recently gone up by four points, to 50%", Trump tweeted.

"I'm dealing with the biggest bully I've ever had to deal with in my lifetime and trying to push back on that and trying to do the job that we all have been sent here to do", Tlaib said.

President Trump is not racist and neither are his comments on progressive Democrat congresswomen, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson says.

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday came out praising the freshmen congresswomen who became the target of President Donald Trump's ire in recent days.

"Hey Mr. President, remember when you bragged about sexually assaulting women, talking about feeling their breasts and genitals, because 'when you're a star they let you do it?' And then you imposed DOE policies to make it harder for sexual assault survivors to report assault?"

"I don't have a Racist bone in my body!" He also said a racist wouldn't be interested in helping poor, minority communities whatsoever. Omar came to America as a refugee and soon became a United States citizen, the other three women were all born in the US. Three of the four were born here. Reagan said in 1989 that if the USA shut its doors to newcomers, "our leadership in the world would soon be lost". "Every single member of this institution...should join us in condemning the president's racist tweets", she said during her remarks.

However, Brooks added that she continues to be "disappointed that the Democrats refuse to hold their own members accountable for their targeted, anti-Semitic and hateful speech".

Ocasio-Cortez tried to soften her comments during an interview with CBS on Wednesday. "Our words and the ways in which we deliver them have a lasting impact on those who hear them".

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