Donald Trump issued another attack on freshmen Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley on Sunday morning, claiming they don't love the U.S.
'I don't believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country,' the president tweeted exactly a week after the initial attack when he told the congresswomen to 'go back' to their countries of origin.
'They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said,' Trump continued.
Trump claims the progressive minority lawmakers are destroying the Democrat Party and he won't let them do the same to the U.S.
'They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation!' he concluded in the tweet.
Donald Trump issued another attack on 'the squad' of four freshmen congresswomen, claiming they are incapable of loving the U.S.
'I don't believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country,' Trump tweeted Sunday morning, calling for them to apologize for their 'hateful' words
The president claims the group of lawmakers are destroying the Democratic Party and says he won't let them take the country down with them too
The minority lawmakers, who labeled themselves 'the squad,' held a joint press conference Monday to respond to Trump's attacks last weekend and call for his impeachment
During a rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Friday, Trump specifically called out Omar while speaking to the crowd.
After a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, Trump told reporters that the Somali-American congresswoman is 'lucky to be where she is,' potentially in reference to her status as a U.S. citizen or her ability to rise to become a member of Congress as an immigrant.
He also defended the crowd at the rally for chanting, 'Send her back!'
After the crowd's chant was widely viewed by both Democrats and Republicans as racist – or at the least racially insensitive – Trump went on the defense.
'Those are incredible patriots,' Trump told reporters in reference to the rally-goers.
'I'm unhappy when a congresswoman goes and says, 'I'm going to be the president's nightmare,' he said of Omar. 'She's going to be the president's nightmare? She's lucky to be where she is, let me tell you. And the things that she has said are a disgrace to our country.'
Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tliab and Pressley have contributed to a rift in the Democratic caucus, pushing some toward the more progressive left side of the spectrum and isolating those from their 'squad' who are more moderate establishment Democrats.