2020 presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on The View: The president is 'inciting racism'

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard appears on "The View" following a recent trip to Puerto Rico.

July 22, 2019, 1:34 PM

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Gabbard appeared on The View Monday and once again came to the defense of "The Squad", calling out President Donald Trump for his remarks that four of her fellow female colleagues of color in the House should "go back" to where they came from.

"The president is inciting racism and violence in our country as a whole, this is what's so dangerous about what he's doing. He's using his platform to incite this racism and bigotry," she told the hosts adding. "When President Trump says he's saying love it or leave it, right, what he's really saying is, love me or leave, he's making it about himself. Saying that he you disagree with Trump, you disagree with his views, then you should leave, then you don't belong here. "

Gabbard added "I think that's really what's so dangerous, is he is seeing himself as America rather than recognizing the fundamental values of our country are based on our freedom of speech."

Last week, she told ABC News' Senior Washington Reporter Devin Dwyer that Trump's remarks had what she described as devastating consequences.

Over the weekend Gabbard traveled to Puerto Rico to show solidarity with protesters calling for the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló following a series of scandals including the leak of controversial group chats involving the Governor and several of his top advisers and cabinet officials.

On Friday, the Hawaii Congresswoman was the first politician to travel to Puerto Rico in support of protests. While there, Gabbard called on her fellow 2020 contenders to travel to the island to support protesters calling for the resignation of Rosselló.

On The View, Gabbard the protests are about "more than these leaked chats. It's really this long standing corruption that people have been suffering under. And that really came to light in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria."

PHOTO: Tulsi Gabbard appeared on "The View," July 22, 2019.
Tulsi Gabbard appeared on "The View," July 22, 2019.
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On Sunday, Rosselló said in a Facebook Live video, "I will not seek reelection as governor next year. Additionally, I am resigning as president of the New Progressive Party."

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