'The View' responds to Trump tweets on congresswomen

The co-hosts react to the president's comment that "Progressive Democrat Congresswomen" should stop criticizing the government and "go back" to where they came from.
5:00 | 07/15/19

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Well, this weekend's white house Twitter rant sparked the #racistinchief after he told freshman congresswomen to go back to the countries they came from, and this morning, senator Lindsey graham kept it going on "Fox & friends" calling them communists who hate our country. Oh, god. Let's start with this. Hey. Some of these women like Rashida tlaib, born in Detroit, Michigan. Ayanna born in Cincinnati. Born in Cincinnati, American citizen. Ilhan OMAR has been a citizen since she was 17. Now look. Maybe this is all political force or maybe -- I don't know what it is, but this is very dangerous. Yeah. You don't want to be telling people to go back to their country because if we got to go, you're going too. You're not a native -- if you are not native-american, you don't belong here either, okay? They're the first Americans. Okay? The rest of us, whether we got here on top of the boat or beneath the boat, okay? We all got here from somewhere else. Don't do this. You don't want to start this fight. We are American citizens, and it is our job and their job, frankly, to tell you when they think that you are wrong. That's their job as -- as American citizens and as people who are around in the political thing. That's all I have to say. Stop -- don't do this again. Yeah. Well, he needs to be medicated. Number one. The other thing is I really think that he knows that they're born here. He knows it. Yeah. Just like he knew that Obama was not born in Kenya. He just does this as a racist whistle to people who follow him, and apparently they're just as racist as he is, so they buy it. That's what he's doing. Well, I don't like it. I don't like it either. I don't think anybody likes it. What was really surprising to me on top of it was -- and I haven't looked at it recently, but something like 90,000 people liked that tweet. Mm-hmm. What does that say about those people and the people we live with every single day in our country? That term, go back to where you came from, I remember being about 6 years old and walking to the corner store with my grandmother who didn't speak a lot of English, and she would speak to me in Spanish. She did it so I would learn the language which has been a huge benefit to me, but someone said to her, go back to your country, and I remember her saying, this is my country. I remember being told, go back to Africa, and all this nonsense and it's so hurtful and so dismissive, and I thought, those people are just hateful and ignorant and racist. I never thought a day would come when I would hear that from the president of the United States of America. Ever. Look. It's deeply xenophobic and racist on a lot of different levels. My sister was not born in this country, okay? My sister wasn't born here. She's as American in every way as I am and everybody else. She also has been subjected to many racist political campaigns , which by the way, Lindsey graham, you were present for. I remember seeing you there when it happened. Seeing you on "Fox & friends" was particularly, particularly hurtful, but I will say -- we have a clip, but let me finish. Producer in my ear. There are legitimate criticisms you can make of the squad which we make on the show. Yes. I have never gotten more heat in my entire career in my entire life than I have for the criticism of congresswoman OMAR's stance on Israel. Stick to the politics. The problem is you're making this about race. You're making this about racism. You're making this about what's truly American, and it's all these old racist dog whistles that have plagued this country for so long, and for me as the conservative representative on this show, I was so upset coming back yesterday. I was in D.C. With my husband and I came back, like, this is what people think all conservatives are now, and we are not. It's not all. I will say -- I will say to go out -- ladies, have a free for all, the cowardice I'm seeing Republicans not speaking out and saying this today is embarrassing. Thank you. Bravo. All of you, have at it.

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