President Donald Trump used a Made in America showcase event on Monday to again call on a number of freshman female congresswomen to leave the United States if they’re not happy here, and come back if they want.
In explaining the tweets he wrote Sunday, where he called on the unnamed congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested place from which they came,” Trump pointed out, “I didn’t mention names.”
“If you’re not happy here, then you can leave. As far as I’m concerned, if you hate our country, if you’re not happy here, you can leave, and that’s what I say all the time. That’s what I said in a tweet, which I guess some people think is controversial. A lot of people love it by the way. A lot of people love it, but if you’re not happy in the U.S., if you’re complaining all the time, very simply, you can leave. You can leave right now. Come back if you want. Don’t come back. It’s okay too, but if you’re not happy, you can leave,” he said.
Trump mentioned by name Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), the first Somali-American elected to Congress, who fled Somalia with her family because of a civil war and spent years in a refugee camp in Kenya.