Race has always been a hot button issue here in the United States.
But this week President Trump took it to a new level when he told a group of Democratic lawmakers from minority backgrounds to “go back” to their “crime-infested” countries. Notable in part, because all the women are American, three of them born in the U.S.
Donald Trump first lashed out on Twitter, later doubling and tripling down in front of the cameras.
CGTN’s Nathan King reports.
To discuss all of this:
- Craig Shirley is a bestselling author, historian and long-time conservative strategist.
- Eleanor Clift is a political reporter with The Daily Beast.
- Wardah Khalid is a policy analyst focusing on Muslim-American issues.
- Atiba Madyun is the president and founder of Party Politics US.
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The four Democratic congresswomen of color who were targeted in a racist tirade by President Trump mounted a vigorous defense of their progressive agendas and tried to downplay the commander-in-chief's controversial comments. https://t.co/e3fon3VsdV
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