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Having spent much of the week defending his racist claim that four Democratic congress women of color should "return" to the countries they came from, President Donald Trump falsely declared on Friday that they had the anti-Semitic Bogen uses "evil Jews" and "call [ed] the people of our country and our country" garbage. "
None of the congressional women in question – Reps. It has been reported that Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib have ever said one of these things.
"[It’s] terrible what they said about our country, these congress women," Trump told reporters outside the White House. "You can not call our country and our people" garbage. "They can not be anti-Semitic, they can not talk about" evil Jews, "they say," evil Jews. "
As mentioned above, both allegations are completely wrong. The president seems to be trying to refer to a 2012 Tweet by Omar, which surfaced earlier this week by RNC spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington. Before her arrival in Congress and during the Israeli-Gaza conflict in November 2012, which killed between 57 and 105 Palestinian civilians and four Israeli civilians, Omar tweeted that she wanted people to "see Israel's evil deeds." "Harrington seems to have conflated this statement with the designation of all Jews as" evil, "and the President apparently conflated that statement with the use of the anti-Semitic slur" evil Jews. "
Although neither Omar nor any of the other three questionable members have been reported to use this term, Trump has generalized that legitimate migrants who come here on family visas can "really be angry".
Trump reiterated a version of his other false claim that the four congressional women at least six times described "our country and our people as garbage" during his talk with reporters on Friday. He had used this line already Wednesday at a rally in North Carolina, where his crowd began to sing after pointing out to Omar "Send it back".
The Raleigh News & Observer has helpfully published a fact check on Trump's statement in Wednesday's speech that Ocasio-Cortez has described "contemporary America, that's you, that's me, that's all of us, as & # 39; garbage & # 39 ;. " Observers noted on Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez said something very different:
We are so far removed from what made us truly powerful, just, good, just and productive. All this sounds radically compared to where we are, but where we are is not a good thing. This idea of making 10 percent better waste should not be what we are content with.
So Ocasio-Cortez did not call America and its people "garbage" or even the president "garbage". She said economic conditions because too many are "garbage" because she sees both political parties as overly business-friendly.
Trump himself has used the word "garbage" to criticize aspects of the US. In 2014, he tweeted President Barack Obama: "Everything he touch turns into garbage!" At a reporter's on Friday afternoon, Trump noted that he had been very critical of the United States in the past – for example, he once defended also Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin with the words: "There are many murderers. Do you think our country is so innocent? – Trump gave a broad, unresponsive answer.
"I believe that all people are great people. I think everyone is great. But I love our country and represent our country, "he said. The President then concluded with a more inaccurate statement: "You can not talk about our country [of] like these four congressional women." They said "garbage." They say things about Israel that are so bad that I do not even know them at the moment You can not get away with this act. "