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WashPost: Trump's Attacks on AOC, 'Squad' Likely Strategy

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. (Pablo Martinez-Monsivais/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 17 July 2019 05:18 PM

The minority, liberal congresswoman President Donald Trump targeted over the weekend are hugely unpopular among Trump voters, according to a new poll, and the president likely singled them out as part of his strategy to get re-elected in 2020, The Washington Post reports.

Trump tweeted early Sunday morning: "'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen" should "go back to the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came" before they preach on how the United States – "the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth" – should be run.

The president did not specify who he was referring to, but many news outlets suggested he was directing his comments to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her allies in what has become known as "the squad."

The others are Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. Omar, from Somalia, is the only foreign-born lawmaker of the group.

In the Economist/YouGov poll cited by the Post, Ocasio-Cortez is viewed "very unfavorably" by 74% of voters who backed Trump in 2016, Omar is at 65% and Tlaib is at 58%.

Additionally, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Tlaib are three of the four Democrats they dislike the most, more than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Support for Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out at the four women, according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll.

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President Donald Trump likely singled out the "Squad" as part of his strategy to get re-elected in 2020, because they are hugely unpopular among Trump voters, according to a new poll, according to The Washington Post.
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