Moments after Donald Trump raged on Twitter at "Democrat Savages" for pursuing impeachment proceedings against him, observant commenters noted that the president singled out only lawmakers of color and Jewish Democrats out of the 230 currently in the House -- along with mentioning former President Barack Obama.
On Saturday morning Trump aimed his barbs at Democrats by writing, "Can you imagine if these Do Nothing Democrat Savages, people like Nadler, Schiff, AOC Plus 3, and many more, had a Republican Party who would have done to Obama what the Do Nothings are doing to me. Oh well, maybe next time!”
Noting that both Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) are both Jewish, and that Trump also singled out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the other three members of the "Squad" who are all women of color, many saw the attack as Trump's bigotry rising to the surface.
As Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank bluntly pointed out: "See how he does that? More than 200 House Democrats support impeachment, but the ones he singles out as “Savages” are two Jews and four women of color."
He wasn't the only one to note the president's choice of targets.
See how he does that? More than 200 House Democrats support impeachment, but the ones he singles out as “Savages”… https://t.co/YxcddWSPMd— Dana Milbank (@Dana Milbank)1569673374.0
BTW, future historians? -The 6 Dems he identifies as ‘savages’ are 4 women of color & 2 Jewish men. -No Dem ever… https://t.co/mKLARQ9noz— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang)1569680000.0
@GOP so your guy is out here calling Jewish people & women of color savages when there are over 200 democrats who s… https://t.co/kiwHWXWInN— Cheryl (@Cheryl)1569678335.0
The Do nothing Democrat savages (WoC, muslims and Jewish Congress members) have been passing bills left and right..… https://t.co/roZxh52UOM— Oskaer 🧬 (@Oskaer 🧬)1569676470.0
@realDonaldTrump Two Jewish Congressmen and Four Congresswomen of Color are "Savages"? That is a disgusting amount… https://t.co/LG9ZpY56fd— EntropicShan (@EntropicShan)1569678171.0
@Mediaite clever way to phrase that... so basically he called them democrat savages but you HAD to highlight the "4… https://t.co/sueP7m6AWK— thagodemperor (@thagodemperor)1569678900.0
@realDonaldTrump So, are you saying that it’s not the entire Democratic Party who are savages, it’s just the Jewish… https://t.co/Aq8fJerHSQ— JennyLou - TRUMP’S OUT! (@JennyLou - TRUMP’S OUT!)1569680353.0
Interesting that the 6 Democrats you single out as ‘savages’ are 4 women of color and 2 Jewish men, but I'm sure yo… https://t.co/l9Hg5XuwU9— John (@John)1569680906.0