Anti-Trump Tweet Comes Back to Haunt Tlaib

  • 07/24/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Anti-Trump Tweet Comes Back to Haunt Tlaib
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President Trump battled charges of racism last week for tweets implying the four uber-liberal members of the Squad "go back" to their families' countries of origin.

But it turns out one, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, had an even harder message for the president. (Fox News)
 

“Deport this a--hole!” Tlaib, D-Mich., tweeted in December 2015, linking to a story about then-presidential candidate Trump’s highly controversial call for "a total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States after the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack. Tlaib, a Muslim, was later elected to Congress in 2018.

Tlaib’s tweet holds new relevance amid the outrage over Trump’s attacks on the so-called “Squad” made up of Reps. Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.

Trump provoked a firestorm -- and accusations of racism from Democrats -- after suggesting they "go back" (though all but Omar were born in the U.S.) and saying the lawmakers should leave the country if they don’t like the United States. Tlaib has responded to Trump’s comments by renewing her calls to impeach him.

"I'm not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president,” she said during a speech Monday.

 
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