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Trump Doubles Down Attack on ‘Radical Left Congresswomen’

President Donald Trump speaks during the "Presidential Social Media Summit" in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The left was in a huge uproar on Sunday over Donald Trump’s attack on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib, for their constant lies and attacks on this country and the administration. Trump also suggested they “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done.” Like with everything else, the kneejerk reaction from the left is to accuse Trump of racism, even though Trump was obviously suggesting they are talented enough to be able to make a difference in places that really need strong leaders. “These places need your help badly,” Trump added.

Of course Democrats and the media took the opportunty to accuse Trump of racism, because obviously everything he says is a racist dog-whistle or something. Despite the criticism, Trump isn’t backing down. In fact, on Monday, he doubled-down on his attacks.

Perhaps this was Trump’s goal all along. The power these freshman congresswomen have is undeniable, and the divisions they’re causing in their caucus is likely to cause even more fractures between the party establishment and the younger radicals in the party. According to a recent poll, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the most recognizable Democrat amongst swing-voters. By keeping her, Omar, and Tlaib in the spotlight, Trump forces other Democrats to rally behind them and increase their influence, and that worries a lot of Democrats who don’t want AOC to be the face of their party.

 

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Matt Margolis is the author of the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. His new book, Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy, will be published on July 30, 2019. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis