In more tweets later Tuesday morning, Trump denied that his tweets were racist, saying Congress should instead be taking action on “the filthy language” by the foursome of congresswomen.
Asked Monday if he was concerned that his comments were being called racist, the president had said, “It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me.”
On Tuesday, the sponsor of the House resolution, Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., said of Trump, “It’s a reality show for him; the reality for us is that this is causing violence. And that’s what I want people to come together around.”
“This is not really about Trump,” Malinowski said about the resolution. “This is about us — it’s about who we are in this institution and what we stand for and what we believe.”
In a joint press conference Monday, the congresswomen reamed Trump for his remarks and portrayed him as a lawless president. Omar said Trump was promoting “the agenda of white nationalists” and called his remarks “blatantly racist.”
Ocasio-Cortez responded Tuesday morning to Trump’s latest tweets, writing on Twitter, “You’re right, Mr. President — you don’t have a racist bone in your body. You have a racist mind in your head, and a racist heart in your chest.”