President Donald Trump faced no backlash from his party after he made a series of racist tweets towards Democrat congresswomen of color on Sunday and Monday, indicating that his party is no longer willing to call out his offensive and abrasive language.

Over the weekend the president wrote that progressive lawmakers should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” While Trump didn’t call his targets by name, it is widely understood that he is referring to minority freshman House members Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts). The four have been critical of Trump’s policy towards migrants and the horrible conditions which they have to endure in border detention centers.


While dozens of Democrats and unaffiliated officials immediately attacked the president for his racist remarks insinuating that people of color are not true Americans, the GOP was largely silent on the issue, indicating that they value party unity over moral integrity.


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In fact, on Monday Trump tweeted a quote that he attributed to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) which attacked Ocasio-Cortez, making it appear as if the president had the support of his party, and not just their silence.

“‘We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of Communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own Country,'” the president quoted. He continued with the alleged quote: “They are Anti-Semitic, they are Anti-America, we don’t need to know anything about them personally, talk about their policies. I think they are American citizens who are duly elected that are running on an agenda that is disgusting, that the American people will reject.”

The president finished his four-tweet mega-post by writing, “@LindseyGrahamSC Need I say more?”

The lone Republican who voiced any sort of dissent was Rep. Chip Roy of Texas, who was elected to Congress last year. “POTUS was wrong to say any American citizen, whether in Congress or not, has any ‘home’ besides the U.S.,” tweeted Roy. He undermined the strength of his comment by also saying, “But I just as strongly believe non-citizens who abuse our immigration laws should be sent home immediately, & Reps who refuse to defend America should be sent home 11/2020.”


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