Transcript for Democrats fire back at Trump for racist comments
The fallout continues after president trumps a racist tweets calling for the squad or for democratic congress went congresswomen to go back. And fix the totally broken in crime infested places. From which they came which would mean the US because they are all US citizens the comments inflamed Democrats and left Republicans largely silent. Here's the president defending himself. And the response take a listen. They hate our country. They hate it I think with a passion. Now it's possible of wrong the voter will decide but what I hear the way they talk about our country when I hear the anti Semitic language they use when I hear the hatred they have for Israel and the love they have firm enemies like al-Qaeda. Then you know why I will tell you that. I do I do not believe this is good for the Democrat party certainly its not the party that I've known over the years. Despite the occupant of the White House attempts. To marginalize us into silence us please know that we're more than four people. We ran on a mandate to abdicate Ford to represent those ignored left out and left behind. Our squad is being it is time for us. To stop allowing this president's unique a mockery. Out of our constitution. It's time for us to impeach this president. Our rates Elena bringing Karen Travers at the White House and Catherine falters on Capitol Hill. Karen it seems like the president seems to welcome this fight. I think he's gonna frame this Kimberly adds a major campaign issue as he had been to 22 money the president said very clearly yesterday that. And Democrats gear their wagon answer he said to these forward democratic congresswomen then eaten it's going to hurt them in next year's election he says begin the people. I'm the United States will not stand for it. And that line yesterday on the White House South Lawn drew a big applause from the people gathered for what was that made in America products showcase. Resident at a campaign rally tomorrow night in North Carolina I think we can fully expect him to continue these comments and attacks on these were democratic congresswomen. Some ways this gives him a four wheel now to meet his message to his supporters. And how this very specific target. And Catherine what is the reaction been on the hill. Yes so cut for democratic side calls for impeachment. Here are definitely growing you played those clips from those four democratic congresswoman. Yesterday but from the Republican side I will say that we've reached out to every single Republican member. Of congress we heard back from only and not so many of them but tonight around 7 PM there's a vote scheduled to condemn. The president's remarks in the house now will be interesting is that we hammer back from some students some Republicans who are. Condemning these remarks coming out against them at just behind me a leader McCarthy. The top person of the Republican Party. On the house he said. Very plainly know these comments from the president are not racists he said he plans to vote against the resolution and will urge members of his party to do so but the president. It appears to be a little bit worried about this considering members of his own party are Ari condemning some of these comments he's urging. All Republicans not to fall into the trap this evening tripling in Karen some. A this is a distraction from other major issues like immigration. Certainly yesterday the administration rolled out a new asylum rule. And that effectively ends asylum protections for almost all migrant that would be coming to the US southern border from Central America that wasn't big policy headlines here in Washington yesterday but the spotlight. And the attention was on the president's tweet for now on day three of this. And I think when we have that house resolution vote tonight that guarantees tomorrow is another day of coverage and like I said the president hitting the campaign trail tomorrow night. Certainly we'll be talking about this this is gonna end up being a week long story. And there's no indication that the president is not happy with that he seems perfectly fine with this. And will keep that in there and he's still tweeting about it's few moments ago he tweeted point blank that those tweets are not racist. Kimberly he said I don't have a racist bone in my body. All right Karen Travers at the White House and Katherine August thanks for joining us we appreciate it.
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