Four democratic congresswomen respond to "racist" Donald Trump tweets
Trump's words have been described as "blatantly racist".
On Sunday, it emerged that Donald Trump had told a number of Democratic congresswomen to go back where they came from on his Twitter page.
Since then, he has been widely criticised for his remarks, and now, the four congresswomen it is believed he was addressing have responded to his comments.
Stood alongside Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out President Trump for his comments.
She said: “The first note that I want to tell children across the country is that no matter what the president says, this country belongs to you. And it belongs to everyone. And today that very notion was challenged. This weekend that very notion was challenged."
She went on to say: "We don't leave the things that we love."
Meanwhile, Omar called it a "pivotal moment in our country," with Trump "openly violating the oath he took" with "human rights abuses".
Pressley described Trump’s comments as "a disruptive distraction from the issues of care, concern and consequence to the American people," and urged everyone to “not take the bait”.
Trump has seemingly doubled down on the attack since the initial tweet, with a follow up saying: "Come back if you want. Don't come back, that's okay, too. But if you're not happy, you can leave."