Top Republican leaders rallied around Trump, but four members of the president's party voted with the 235 Democrats to condemn him for "racist comments that have legitimised and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of colour."
In the US president’s most recent spat, he told a group of Democrat congresswomen to ‘go back to where they come from’. For supporters the controversy means little.
President Donald Trump doubles down on his attacks against four minority US congresswomen and dismissed concerns that his comments were racist, prompting outrage from Democrats.
US President Donald Trump told a group of Democratic congresswomen including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley to ‘go back’ to the countries they came from, even though all are US citizens.
Democrats condemn US President Donald Trump's "xenophobic" comments.
A US House committee voted to recommend that two cabinet secretaries be held in contempt of Congress. This comes after President Trump initiated executive privilege over documents regarding adding a citizenship question to the 2020 US census.
US Congressional Representative Rashida Tlaib faces false accusations of antisemitism after attempting to speak empathetically and magnanimously about the relationship between the Holocaust and Palestinian history.
The media often distorts the Palestinian struggle for self-determination against the occupation, and the recent Israeli bombardment of Gaza provides one such damaging example.
Hours after one of his supporters was arrested for threatening to kill the Minnesota congresswoman, the US president attacked the lawmaker at a meeting of Jewish Republicans.
The first female Muslim lawmaker in America, Omar has been receiving hateful comments and criticism for questioning the role of pro-Israeli lobbies in US politics.
Although a Gallup study reports that overall American support for Israel has fallen 5 percentage points compared to 2018’s poll, 59 percent of Americans still have high sympathy for the zionist state.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar spent the last three days facing a chorus of criticism after suggesting the Israel lobby’s donations might have something to do with support for Israel in Washington.
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