"I unequivocally condemn the president’s message of intolerance and hate"

Rep Judy Chu has responded to Trump’s “racist” tweets targeting Democratic congresswomen

HuffPost reports that Rep Judy Chu has responded to Trump’s tweets telling Democratic congresswomen to “go back” to where they came from.

“So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……” Trump wrote in one tweet.

“….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run,” he continued in another. “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how….”

In a statement, Chu described Trump’s tweets as  “racist and utterly beneath the office of the president.”

The Asian American politician added, “as chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, I unequivocally condemn the president’s message of intolerance and hate.”

In another tweet, Trump reiterated,“so sad to see the Democrats sticking up for people who speak so badly of our Country and who, in addition, hate Israel with a true and unbridled passion. Whenever confronted, they call their adversaries, including Nancy Pelosi, ‘RACIST.’”

Chu responded by saying, “the fact that he has since doubled down on these comments is appalling and only serves to embolden white supremacists and sow division in our country.”

“We will not tolerate xenophobic attempts to paint U.S. citizens with immigrant roots as less American than anyone else,” Chu continued.

“Far too many in our community have been stereotyped as foreigners and told to ‘go back to where they came from’ regardless of how long their families have lived in the United States.”

 

Chu became the first Chinese American woman to be elected to the US congress in 2009. She represents California’s 27th congressional district.

In related news, Mike Pence’s chief of staff cited Elaine Chao as proof that Donald Trump was not racist in his tweets.

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