4 congresswomen fire back at Trump

The congresswomen are calling the president racist and xenophobic and demanding for his impeachment following his controversial tweets. ABC News' Mona Kosar Abdi reports.
2:40 | 07/16/19

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Let me get right that big story president trump stepping up his attacks on form minority members of congress. Saying they can leave the country if they don't like it before freshman lawmakers fired back calling the president races in Xena phobic. They're accusing him of carrying out the agenda of white nationalist. And are demanding he face impeachment but most Republicans remain silent the president insists many people loved what he say. ABC's not a costar Abbie joins us now from Washington. With more on the fallout from those attacks not a good morning. Good morning and in good morning to you Tenet. President fronts races tweets seem to have unified Democratic Party to rally behind these four congresswoman of color but the president continues to attack. But now it's the Republican Party that remain split over whether to condemn or condone. The president's behavior. The president reigniting his attacks on four freshman lawmakers that have been the target of his rhesus tweets they hate our country. They hate it I think with a passion and doubling down on his incendiary remarks telling all four women up collar. To quote go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. But three of the four born in New York Michigan and Connecticut. Does it concern you that many people saw that tweet is racist and bet I'll white nationalist groups are finding common cause we have you on that point doesn't concern me because many people agree with me. Only a hand Omar a naturalized citizen was born outside of the US in Somalia Omar hitting back on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow now one aren't going to allow him. To continue his. And throwing of the vial of garbage that constantly comes out of his mouth and so did congresswoman Rashied the leak Alexander policy Cortez Anna on a costly Eric only his tweets a distraction and vowing to keep the focus on the president's policies. I encourage the American people than all of us. In this room India and to not take debate that's why we fight for education for all children through college. And so we'll stay focused on our agenda. The Republican Party remaining largely silent only a handful coming forward to denounce the president's tweets the president of that State's. Has a noble and unique role. To unite the country and to draw on all people regardless of their race their color they're national origin. And now house Democrats plan to vote on a resolution that strongly condemns president from for his tweets. To name Kenneth Pelosi urging her Republican colleagues to join them. And Mona we will continue watching the fallout from knocking you for joining us.

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