President Donald Trump began Sunday by saying that four congresswomen of color should go back to their country of origin before they try to be American officials. But all of the women are Americans -- only one was born in another country. Both cable news and social media was filled with accusations about Trump's racism, prompting #TrumpIsARacist and #RacistInChief to trend on Twitter across the nation.
Trump employed the "I know you are but what am I" defense, saying that the Democrats are the real racists.
Activists on Twitter are hardly a sample of the attitudes of all Americans, but they quickly were able to counter racism by calling it what it is.
You can see the best of the best tweets below:
Wow. Even Meghan McCain can see that #TrumpIsARacist. There is no other way to spin the words tweeted by… https://t.co/CqgCIMZZCd— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1563138454.0
Not so long ago, someone would catch someone on video railing on someone who looked different or spoke a different… https://t.co/LsOffts1mT— Stacy H (@Stacy H)1563150994.0
Remember that time when Donald Trump questioned the authenticity of a white president's birth certificate or told a… https://t.co/9FqOCXpJfZ— Craig Rozniecki (@Craig Rozniecki)1563135561.0
It’s important that we hold Donald Trump accountable for his most recent racist attack on congresswomen Ilhan Omar,… https://t.co/XetxC9KfUh— Frederick Joseph (@Frederick Joseph)1563127716.0
Of course #TrumpIsARacist. Some of us have been saying this for four solid years while a few so-called political “e… https://t.co/AFP1a06bEH— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin)1563125228.0
#TrumpIsARacist lol are yall just figuring this out?? im- https://t.co/w0dRgttIb9— alex landi love bot (@alex landi love bot)1563127423.0
#TrumpIsARacist Trump is a racist. Trump’s base is racist. The Republican Party writ large has decided that RACISM… https://t.co/c8A38qC44d— TheAverageBlackMan™ (@TheAverageBlackMan™)1563126386.0
White people: OMG i can’t believe he said that Trump is a racist bigot Black people: #TrumpIsARacist https://t.co/Ifh4Lqaid7— Big Fucking Doin It 🐐🏁 (@Big Fucking Doin It 🐐🏁)1563126877.0
Whites on the Right complained and whined about America and the Government for EIGHT years. Imagine during that tim… https://t.co/sCs4SJRYNK— Blackground for hire. (@Blackground for hire.)1563150963.0
Is there a line with Trump? Will Republicans ever see a point where he crosses the line? Don’t they have any respec… https://t.co/EyeXZIzhIa— Debcali ‘Wear your Mask!!’ (@Debcali ‘Wear your Mask!!’)1563151349.0
#TrumpIsARacist America is a melting pot. We have pride in our personal cultures but we are proudest of this Count… https://t.co/ZgbKPhfIEQ— Tru Justice (@Tru Justice)1563151283.0
Just because a few Uncle Toms support Trump and pose with him, doesnt mean he isnt racist. Back in slavery days som… https://t.co/bW7hZHbopM— Concupiscence (@Concupiscence)1563150940.0