Trump refused phone call with El Paso congresswoman — despite having nothing on his schedule: report
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President Donald Trump refused to talk on the phone with the Congresswoman representing El Paso -- but will travel to the border city despite being told he is unwelcome.


"I requested a phone call with him today in order to share what I have now heard from many constituents, including some who are victims of Saturday’s attack," Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) tweeted on Tuesday.

"My message would’ve been that he needs to understand that his words are powerful and have consequences. Using racist language to describe Mexicans, immigrants and other minorities dehumanize us. Those words inflame others," she said.

"I was told that Trump is 'too busy' to have that conversation," Escobar said.

CNN congressional correspondent Manu Raju pointed out that Trump "didn't have anything on his public schedule today."

Read Escobar's full thread: