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.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 14, 2019
Don’t hate us, cuz you ain’t us. pic.twitter.com/Bhvptfi1dC
— Kim Smythe (@KimSmythe2) July 15, 2019
Not so long ago, someone would catch someone on video railing on someone who looked different or spoke a different language, telling them to go home. The video would basically shame the perpetrator, to let everyone know that this wouldn’t stand in America. #RacistInChief
— Stacy H (@GDTBATH76) July 15, 2019
Remember that time when Donald Trump questioned the authenticity of a white president’s birth certificate or told a group of white women to go back to their home countries? Yeah, me neither…#TrumpIsARacist #RacistInChief
— Craig Rozniecki (@CraigRozniecki) July 14, 2019
It’s important that we hold Donald Trump accountable for his most recent racist attack on congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and others.
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) July 14, 2019
Of course #TrumpIsARacist. Some of us have been saying this for four solid years while a few so-called political “experts” were talking about “economic anxiety.”
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 14, 2019
— m🤡 (@greyslandi) July 14, 2019
— TheAverageBlackMan™ (@TheAvgBlackMan) July 14, 2019
— Big Homie 🐐🏁 (@LL_KoolDee) July 14, 2019
Whites on the Right complained and whined about America and the Government for EIGHT years. Imagine during that time Obama telling some Republican Congressmen or Congresswomen with Irish, Jewish or Italian decent to go back to where they came from. #RacistInChief
— NOTLIBERALORMAGA (@mrfisher29) July 15, 2019
Is there a line with Trump? Will Republicans ever see a point where he crosses the line? Don’t they have any respect for themselves? #TrumpIsARacist
— Debcali (@Debcali) July 15, 2019
#TrumpIsARacist America is a melting pot. We have pride in our personal cultures but we are proudest of this Country that welcomes all peoples who observe and obey our laws and are willing to go thru the process to become citizens of this country which is the land of the free.
— Tru Justice (@FarRightGirl) July 15, 2019
Just because a few Uncle Toms support Trump and pose with him, doesnt mean he isnt racist. Back in slavery days some black slaves sold out their brothers to get in favour with Massa. Trump a fking racist #RacistInChief
— ShamShield (@ShamShield1) July 15, 2019