During Monday’s “Made in America” event, the president repeatedly insisted that people who don’t love America should leave, as reporters positioned far from the president during the event continued aim questions at him.
President Trump defends his tweets that took aim against Democratic congresswomen saying “If you’re not happy here, then you can leave.” Most people took this as racist, I don’t and I’m an American who is Mexican.
A reporter asked, “Does it concern you that many people saw that tweet as racist and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on that point?” The president responded, “It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me. And all I’m saying, they want to leave, they can leave.”
“If you’re not happy in the U.S., if you’re complaining all the time, very simply, you can leave. You can leave right now. Come back if you want, don’t come back, it’s OK too. But if you’re not happy, you can leave,” he said. The audience applauded many of the president’s remarks.
Let’s be fair if you look at the context other than what he said, don’t forget how many people in Hollywood threatened to leave the country and still haven’t. I would say most criticisms of him have been unfair while others are legitimately justifiable. But wanting to leave, and threatening to do it is that any different than saying go back to your countries?
Democrats exploded over President Trump’s comments about the progressive lawmakers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the president’s tweets “xenophobic, while 2020 Democrat candidates responded by calling them “racist,” “disgusting,” and “un-American.”