Michelle Obama Blasts Trump in Support of AOC Squad: This is 'Our America'
Former first lady joins feud between president and radical 'anti-USA' Democrats
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has weighed in on the ongoing feud between her president, Donald Trump, and AOC's "Squad" of "anti-USA" Democrats, declaring "it's our America."
Obama blast Trump in a Friday tweet, saying: "What truly makes our country great is its diversity.
"I've seen that beauty in so many ways over the years," she continued.
"Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there's a place for us all.
"We must remember it's not my America or your America. It's our America."
What truly makes our country great is its diversity. I’ve seen that beauty in so many ways over the years. Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for us all. We must remember it’s not my America or your America. It’s our America.— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) July 19, 2019
President Trump triggered the so-called "Squad" of four far-left Congresswomen last Sunday, in a tweet that suggested they should help fix the countries "from which they came" and "then come back and show us how it is done."
Without mentioning their names, Trump appeared to be referencing Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).
Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, and Tlaib were all born in the United States while Omar was born in Somalia and is a naturalized U.S. citizen after entering America as a refugee.
According to the Daily Mail, the Democratic-led House of Representatives responded this week by voting to condemn Trump's comments as "racist."
Trump renewed his criticism of AOC's Squad on Friday, saying that they had said horrible things about the United States, and defended himself from criticism over his comment that they should leave the United States if unhappy.
Trump, talking to reporters on the White House South Lawn Friday, agreed that the four have a constitutionally protected freedom of speech, but that he has the right to respond.
"Yeah, they have First Amendment rights, but that doesn't mean I'm happy about them," he said.
"And again, we have First Amendment rights also.
"We can certainly feel what and say what we want."
Trump said Omar, in particular, is "lucky to be where she is, let me tell you, and the things that she has said are a disgrace to our country."
Omar on Thursday had said Trump was "spewing fascist ideology."
Trump also said he did not care whether the fight helped him politically.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll earlier this week said a majority of Republicans supported his comments.
"I don't know if it's good or bad politically, I don't care," he said.
"If the Democrats want to embrace people that hate our country ... it's up to them."
Ocasio-Cortez shot back with a tweet on Friday, saying the Republican Party "wants to send us back: Back towards injustice, Back to the denial of science, Back to the times when women needed permission slips from men, Back to racism - But we won't go back.
"We will move forward," she added.