‘45 is an embarrassment’: Bennie Thompson reacts to Trump telling congresswomen to go back to their countries

‘45 is an embarrassment’: Bennie Thompson reacts to Trump telling congresswomen to go back to their countries
Bennie Thompson, Source: wiki

Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson reacted on Twitter, saying “it’s time to admit that the president is a racist bigot.” He also shared an article from the New York Times with the words “45 is an embarrassment.”

The Congressman also released the following statement:

The President’s statements came as no surprise to me. He is being who he has always been. Trump’s tweets were an attempt to reinforce his major priority—'Making America White Again.' His words are nothing short of a dog whistle to his base and white supremacists. There are 29 Members of Congress who were not born in the United States; just like his wife. The leader of our nation should not be vile, racist, misogynistic, or xenophobic. He is an embarrassment to this nation and a disgrace to the office he holds.

Mississippi GOP Chairman Lucien Smith released a statement saying, “I strongly disagree with the president’s choice of words. While these four members of Congress often grandstand in service of bad public policy, they are Americans and this is their home."

Trump made clear on Monday that he had no intention of backing down, asking on Twitter when “the Radical Left Congresswomen” would “apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said.”

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