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'Do not take the bait': congresswomen denounce racist Trump attack

WorldNews Tuesday, 16 July 2019
'Do not take the bait': congresswomen denounce racist Trump attackFour Democratic congresswomen of color targeted by Donald Trump’s racist attacks have accused the US president of following an “agenda of white nationalists” and asked that Americans “do not take the bait” of his divisive rhetoric. In a joint press conference at the Capitol, the congresswomen spoke out after Trump said they should “go back” to the “crime infested” countries they came from, prompting condemnation in the US and across the world. Of the four, all are non-white and all except Ilhan Omar of Minnesota were born US citizens. Omar came to the US aged 12 as a refugee and took up American citizenship five years later. All are progressives within the Democratic party, and advocate for...
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Trump's tweets not 'racist': Short 01:06

Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, defended President Trump&apos;s tweets about four U.S. congresswomen, saying on his tweets were not racist because Trump has an &quot;Asian woman of color in his Cabinet,&quot; referring to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao....

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