Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Lawmakers and commentators abroad expressed shock and disgust on Monday after President Trump targeted Democratic minority congresswomen in tweets over the weekend and told them to "go back" to their countries. On U.S. soil, the tweets prompted outrage, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) branding Trump's string of remarks as "xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation," and Democrats defending those believed to be at the center of Trump's fury: Reps. Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (Minn.). While Republicans largely avoided commenting on the president's statements, lawmakers around the world did not. British politician David Lammy branded Trump's comments "1950s racism straight from the White House."

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Even Boris Johnson had a say...

Boris Johnson: Trump's ‘go home' attack was ‘totally inappropriate'
www.politico.eu

...Boris Johnson, the former U.K. foreign secretary, said Donald Trump's Twitter attack on Democratic congresswomen of color was "totally unacceptable," adding that he could not understand why the U.S. president had made them.

"It is totally unacceptable in a modern multiracial country which you're trying to lead," he said of U.S. president's remarks at a Conservative Party leadership debate hosted by the Sun newspaper and Talk Radio, although he refused to condemn the tweets as "racist."...

Asked at the debate multiple times whether he thinks the remarks were racist, Johnson -- who is the front-runner in the contest to be the U.K.'s next prime minister -- refused to condemn them as such. But he said: "You can take from what I've said what I think about Mr. Trump's remarks."

"You simply cannot use that kind of language," he added....


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