President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, July 15, 2019.
Kevin Lamarque | Reuters
President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on four progressive Democratic congresswomen on Monday amid bipartisan furor over his comments that the lawmakers should “go back” to the “places from which they came.”
Speaking from the White House at an event showcasing products manufactured in the United States, Trump said that Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., “hates Jews, it’s very simple” and claimed that “New York has not been the same” since Amazon opted out of moving its second headquarters to the state after activist resistance that was supported by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.
Trump’s tweets on Sunday were slammed as xenophobic by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and an increasing number of members of his own party have sought to distance themselves from them. Pelosi said in a letter to Democrats on Monday that a draft resolution condemning the…