Earlier, the US House of Representatives had voted on a resolution to condemn President Donald Trump's alleged 'racist' tweets against four Democratic Congresswomen
Washington: Ardent supporters of the US President Donald Trump, raised slogans in a rally against one of the four non-white Democrat Congresswomen, whom he criticised in a series of alleged "racist tweets", chanting "send her back".
Trump, during a rally on Wednesday (July 17) in North Carolina, defended his remarks against Democratic lawmakers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, accusing them of hating the country, and claiming they should "go back" to where they came from.
The controversial statements and tweets by the President triggered widespread uproar, and the US House of Representatives on Tuesday (July 16) passed a resolution to condemn his remarks against the women, who have been critical of his harsh immigration policies.
"The leading voices of the Democrat party are left-wing extremists who reject everything our nation stands for. These leftist ideology see our nation as a force of evil," Trump said.
His supporters erupted with the chants "send her back" as Trump was listing out his complaints against Omar.
The audience mocked the women when Trump first mentioned the four Congresswomen, informally known as "The Squad".
As he mentioned each one by name, the crowd ridiculed the individual women as well.
Trump went on a riff attacking Omar, and the crowd began chanting, "Send her back! Send her back!"
Omar was born in Somalia and came to the US as a child refugee.
A supporter in the crowd also shouted to send Tlaib back, though she was born in the United States.
A protestor was removed from the rally for holding two handmade signs that read "Child Rapist" and featured a photo of Trump with a sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein.
However, Congresswoman Omar took to Twitter to respond by quoting Maya Angelou's poem Still I Rise.
"You may shoot me with your words,/You may cut me with your eyes,/You may kill me with your hatefulness,/But still, like air, I'll rise," Omar said in his tweet.
Earlier in the day, Trump told reporters that he had no regrets in asking lawmakers who hate the country to leave.
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Last Updated Jul 18, 2019, 7:38 PM IST