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Rep. Lieu Blasts Trump for 'Repulsive' Remarks

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Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif. (AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:17 PM

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., ripped into President Donald Trump for telling four Democratic members of the House to “go back” to another country.

Lieu made his comments in a column posted on The Washington Post website Tuesday evening.

“I served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and currently serve in the U.S. House of Representatives,” he said. “Yet I still experience people telling me to ‘go back’ to China or North Korea or Japan.

“Like many immigrants, I have learned to brush off this racist insult. I never thought the president of the United States would tell members of Congress to ‘go back’ to another country.”

Lieu, maintained Trump crossed the line with his remarks.

“The suspicion that immigrants are not to be trusted or are unpatriotic is not just wrong; it is un-American. And dangerous,” Lieu said. “Yet it has marred America’s past, including with the 19th-century ‘Yellow Peril’ hysteria, the internment during World War II of more than 110,000 people who happened to be of Japanese descent and accusations against Jewish Americans of harboring dual loyalties.

“That brand of bigotry was at the core of Trump’s online comments attacking the patriotism of Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.)…”

But Lieu said he was encouraged by the reaction from many Americans who found Trump’s remarks “repulsive.”

“Notwithstanding the current occupant of the Oval Office, the United States is, and will remain, an exceptional nation,” he said.

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Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., ripped into President Donald Trump for telling four Democratic members of the House to “go back” to another country.
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