Although House leadership and the four congresswomen known collectively as "The Squad," Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) are not seeing eye to eye right now, Rep. Hakeem Jefferies, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus (the fifth leadership spot)) took to Twitter to defend them against a vile and racist attack by Trump.
Trump Tweeted the following:
"So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run," Trump tweeted.
"Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came," the president continued. "Then come back and show us how it is done."
"These places need your help badly, you can't leave fast enough," said Trump. "I'm sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!"
Jefferies responded strongly on Twitter:
Racial arsonist strikes again.— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) July 14, 2019
Shut. Your. Reckless. Mouth.
Racist attack on four strongly progressive congresswomen of color will not weaken them.
IT ONLY MAKES US STRONGER.