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Rep. Gallego: 'To People Like Trump, I Will Never Be American Enough'

Rep. Gallego: 'To People Like Trump, I Will Never Be American Enough'

Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By    |   Sunday, 14 July 2019 04:17 PM

Rep. Ruben Gallego lashed out Sunday at President Donald Trump on Twitter, saying that "To people like Trump I will never be American enough."

The Arizona congressman was referring to the president’s tweet earlier in the day in which Trump told a group of four progressive Democratic congresswomen to "go back" to their home countries.

Gallego, who was born in the United States just as three of the four congresswoman Trump criticized, said the attacks were “the text book definition of racism” and sounded similar to what he endured growing up, saying kids would tell him to "go back to Mexico."

He said that at the time he thought that it was just kids, but then wrote on Twitter that "I got to high school and thought that would change. I was a good student, Student Council President etc... was still told by other students to go back to Mexico."

Gallego, who last week said impeachment inquiries should be started against Trump, continued his personal story in another tweet, saying that he “joined the Marine Corps. Fought in some of the hardest battles and still carry the mental scars. I return to Arizona and I am told again to return to Mexico.”

The congressman concluded his thoughts about Trump’s statements by stating on Twitter that “if you wonder why I give no inch to these racists, now you know. Nothing will ever satisfy them, all we can do is stop them."

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