Renewing racist criticism, Trump says many agree with him
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are planning a vote on a resolution that condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments about four congresswomen of color.
The proposed measure says Trump’s words “have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”
A defiant Trump followed his weekend tweets about the women going back to their “broken” countries with remarks Monday that they should get out of the U.S. “right now.” All are American citizens and three native-born.
Trump also shrugged off the criticism his remarks have drawn, saying that many people agree with him and “love it.”
A rumble of discontent surfaced from some Republicans — but notably not from the party’s congressional leaders.
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney called Trump’s remarks “destructive, demeaning, and disunifying.”