Democrats defend 4 congresswomen after Trump's tweets

The president's tweets seemed to galvanize Democrats, while some Trump supporters claim the remarks were not racist. ABC News' Kenneth Moton reports.
2:40 | 07/16/19

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The president's tweets have now prompted Democrats to rally around for congresswoman with far left views who have been trying to shake up their own party for months. This morning Democrats are jumping to defend those four minority congresswomen urged by the president to leave the country. I'm is a flat or racist attack. He said the issue go home. He should go home. He should go. Arena president Trump's attacks appear to galvanize the Democratic Party Democrats have been struggling with internal divisions those went away as soon as the president hits and on this week this has united Democrats and condemnation and is reminded them of the State's. What it needs to be united in opposing this president. And while some Republicans have tried to dodge could controversy altogether. Read that out we'll check it out. Others are speaking out the party's only black senator Tim Scott of South Carolina called the president's remarks. Unacceptable personal attacks and racially offensive language Maine senator Susan Collins called the tweets way over the line with some trump supporters claimed the tweets were not racist because he never explicitly mention race. I how can say this demagoguery and not on rafts how can you say this is not playing on people's prejudices about people of color about going back to your homeland. Because you back because he didn't mention Collard. What did it connect the only right here houses are still exists awesome undertake here is that when you disagree with the people of color that doesn't mean you disagree with them because of their color analysts say the president's strategy is to rally his base looks strong armed border control and appear to be a political outsider. You know there's good percentage of the population that is going to agree with the president on this and also strongly disagree with how the media and now Democrats are gonna frame that's like calling erases tweak as we go forward and reporter on this story and look for reaction from Republicans. There will be a good number of Americans who say that the president did not say anything wrong. Republican senator Lindsey Graham who coal truck but the biggest three years ago on the campaign trail said Monday that the presidential quote knock it down a notch. When asked about Trump's tweets on Fox News he accused the port democratic congresswomen. Of being Communist. We all know. That AOC in this crowd are budget Communist. They hate Israel they hate our own country they're calling the guards longer border the board troll agents concentration camp guards. They're anti Semitic they're anti America. Analysts also say a key part of the president's strategy is trying to make those four congresswomen the face of the Democratic Party. Meanwhile senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has yet to address the president's tweets he's expected to discuss them at a news conference today.

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