President Trump sparked controversy over the weekend with a Tweet aimed at four female members of Congress who are all minorities. He wrote they should go back to “the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” For Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley that would mean returning to Cincinnati where she was born in 1974.
Pressley is a former Boston City Council member who is serving her first term in Congress. After her birth in Cincinnati, she was raised in Chicago and went on to attend college in Boston. She calls the Tweet from the President, racist. In her own Tweet she writes "we’re not going anywhere except back to DC to fight for the families you marginalize and vilify everyday."
Even though the President has come under fire for the Tweets, he is not backing down. One of his latest Tweets says it is Pressley and the other Congresswomen who owe the apology.