Tuesday on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, Rep. John Lewis said President Trump’s tweet telling progressive lawmakers to “go back and fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came” were racist.
“This is not, not any way for the president of the United States to be attacking, to be saying what he is saying about these young women,” Lewis said. “It’s wrong for anyone in the White House, anyone in the Congress, or anyone in America, it is wrong for them to tell people to come back where they came from… We are not going back. We are here to stay.”
“What he said, and what he continues to say, is racist. It is racism. You cannot hide it. You cannot sweep it under the American rug,” he added.