Lawmakers have obligation to love the country: Donald Trump

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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has been the target of attacks from U.S. President Donald Trump, responded to the chants of 'Send her back!' at one of Trump's rallies.

All are American citizens, and all but Omar was born in the US She fled to America as a child with her family from violence-wracked Somalia.

A day after a crowd at a raucous Trump rally in North Carolina chanted "send her back" about one of the Democratic women, Somali-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, these Republican voters in Florida focused their agenda on a discussion with their local sheriff about traffic and avoiding tickets under a new state law that banned texting while driving.

President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of four minority women lawmakers on Friday, saying that they had said awful things about the United States, and defended himself from criticism over his comment that they should leave the United States if unhappy. "I believe he is fascist". "And I've said that and I've said it very strongly", Trump said. "I didn't like that they did it, and I started speaking quickly".

"Mainstream Media, which has lost all credibility, has either officially or unofficially become a part of the Radical Left Democrat Party", he said. That goes for every one of us. But for others, they were just an average day on Facebook or Twitter, where allegations that Omar was not legitimately elected, is not a US citizen and committed immigration fraud have festered in far right chatrooms, blogs and social media sites since she was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016.

"When the president said. that these members of Congress should go back to the crime-infested places from which they came, right?" Instead, he praised the nearly unanimous support he won from Republican lawmakers who opposed the resolution, only four of whom voted with Democrats against him.

The back-and-forth captured the potential impacts of Trump's willingness to inject rhetoric that has been labelled racist into his re-election fight. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of MI and Ayanna Pressley of MA.

The controversial statements and tweets by the president triggered widespread uproar and the House of Representatives had passed a resolution on Tuesday to condemn his remarks.

GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of IL tweeted that it was "ugly, wrong, & would send chills down the spines of our Founding Fathers".

But on Friday, Trump seemed to defend his chanting supporters, tweeting, "It is fantastic how the Fake News Media became "crazed" over the chant", but "is totally calm & accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by" the congresswomen with whom he's been feuding. "This ugliness must end, or we risk our great union".

Walker, who called the chant "offensive", was among about 10 House GOP leaders who had breakfast Thursday with Vice President Mike Pence at Pence's residence in Washington. Trump's allies distanced themselves from the chant, fretting over the voters it might turn off in next year's election and beyond.

"We can not be defined by this", said Mr Walker, telling reporters that he raised the topic at the Pence breakfast. "That's why I say, 'Hey if you don't like it, let 'em leave, let 'em leave.'" He added, "I think in some cases they hate our country".

Among the Democrats criticizing Trump and his rally, 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden said Trump was exploiting race relations to excite his base and should have quieted the crowd.

"Well, there's a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother", Trump said this week in response to a question posed by a conservative news outlet.

In his Sunday tweets, Trump claimed, without identifying the women by name, that the minority legislators "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe". "Not when I'm president", Trump said.

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