In a series of tweets yesterday, President Trump suggested that four members of Congress should return to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Each has a strong ethnic, religious and/or cultural background.
3 of the 4 were born in the United States of America and the fourth immigrated legally at the age of 12.
Yes, Mr. Trump, Detroit (Rep. Tlaib), Chicago (Rep. Pressley) and the Bronx (Rep. Ocasio-Cortez) are "totally broken and crime infested places." But you never lived there, so you think they don't exist in your America. You never had to work for a subsistence living or feed a family in the face of institutional poverty and prejudice. Unlike other children of privilege who turn their wealth towards those in need from a sense of gratitude and care, you declare them unwelcome in your America.
Mr. Trump's world view it is that the white and the wealthy represent some idyllic nobility in this country. His life of privilege and prejudice leads him to this world view, which has in no way diminished while in the White House.
I am sure that it would be more convenient for him if representatives of inner-city American congressional districts would just go away and crawl back under the rock that their districts live under.
I call on all supporters of the President to purge this kind of language from the Republican Party. I call on all people to affirm the economic, social, cultural, religious and racial diversity that defines the greatness of this country and the nobility of its entire citizenry.
The President's comments are revolting, revealing and wrong.