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MT political leaders weigh in on President Trump’s controversial tweets

Posted at 8:03 AM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 10:17:32-04

MISSOULA – Montana political leaders are weighing in on President Trump’s controversial tweets – telling four congresswomen of color to “go back” to their countries.

This even though three of the four lawmakers he was referring to were born in the U.S. and all are American citizens.

US Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester have commented on the President’s divisive tweeting.

President Trump is under fire for weekend tweeting that even members of his own party are calling racist.

He was targeting four non-white Democratic congresswomen, who have been major critics of the Trump administration.

President Trump told the progressive lawmakers to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” adding they should do so before telling U.S. citizens “how our government is to be run.”

Trump Go Back Tweet

It should be noted that all these women are American citizens and three of the four were born here in the United States.

President Trump doubled down on those tweets on Monday, stating the lawmakers are “anti-Israel and pro- Al-Qaeda.”

Republicans were slow to respond to the President’s remarks but several did say he was out of line. Others defended him — including Sen. Daines.

Montanans are sick and tired of listening to anti-American, anti-Semite, radical Democrats trash our country and our ideals. This is America. We’re the greatest country in the world. I stand with Donald J. Trump,” the Republican said in a statement.

Democratic Sen. Tester had a different opinion stating, “we should be able to disagree on policy and politics without devolving into divisive, hateful rhetoric. These comments were reprehensible and far beneath the office of the Presidency.”

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the House would hold a vote on a resolution condemning the President’s tweets — forcing GOP lawmakers to go on the record.