- Theresa May says Donald Trump’s tweets about "Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen" are "completely unacceptable."
- In her strongest criticism of the US President yet, the UK prime minister slammed Trump for tweeting that a group of female congresswomen should "go back" to their "corrupt" countries.
- "The Prime Minister’s view is that the language used to refer to these women was completely unacceptable," May’s spokesperson said on Monday.
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Prime Minister Theresa May has lambasted President Donald Trump for saying "Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen" should "go back" to their countries, describing the remarks as "completely unacceptable."
Trump tweeted Sunday morning asking the "’Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen" — widely-interpreted as a reference to US Representatives Alexandria casio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar — to "go back" to their "corrupt" and "broken and crime infested" countries.
The President claimed the congresswomen were "loudly […] and viciously telling the people of the United States […] how our government is to be run."
Trump suggested that the congresswomen, who he tweeted "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all)," should "go back and help fix" the "places from which they came."
A spokesperson for UK prime minister May on Monday morning said: "The Prime Minister’s view is that the language used to refer to these women was completely unacceptable."
The response represents May’s strongest criticism of Trump yet, and comes after the President was last week dubbed "direspectful and wrong" for describing her handling of Brexit negotiations "foolish" and a disaster."
In the notes, the UK ambassador to the US said that Trump’s government was "uniquely dysfunctional" and added: "We don’t really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal.
He also described Trump’s presidency as "dysfunctional," "incompetent," and "inept."
What was were Trump’s tweets about?
Trump tweeted amidst infighting between House Democrats, most notably between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Ocasio-Cortez, who accused Pelosi of "explicitly singling out" the "newly elected women of color," such as whenPelositold The New York Times that Ocasio-Cortez and the Squad "didn’t have any following."
Trump doubled down on Monday, tweeting: "When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!"
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