US President Donald Trump has advised on Friday that the lawmakers have an obligation to love and embrace the country after he made a racist remark against Democratic Congresswoman on Sunday.
Trump said, “The Congressmen and women also have a big obligation in this country and in every country… And the obligation is to love your country”.
President Trump also responded to a question about his supporters chanting “send her back” against Representative Ilhan Omar at a rally in North Carolina late on Wednesday.
“I’m not happy about when I hear a chant-like that. And I’ve said that and I’ve said it very strongly,” President Trump said.
“They have such hatred. I’ve seen statements that they made with such hatred toward our country and I don’t think that’s a good thing,” President Trump said.
“I want them to keep loving our country. And I think the Congresswomen, by the way, should be more positive than they are. The congresswomen have a lot of problems,” he said.
US lawmakers on Thursday killed an attempt to impeach US President Donald Trump over his “racist remarks” against four Democratic Congresswomen.
Early on Tuesday, US House of Representatives passed a bill to condemn US President Donald Trump for his xenophobic attack on four minority Democratic Congresswomen.
The targeted Congresswomen were Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. While Omar was born in Somalia and later moved to Minnesota, the other three were born in the US.
Donald Trump had earlier accused them of hating the country and suggested that they should just “go back” to where they came from.
During a press briefing outside the White House on Monday, Trump said, “If you are not happy here, you can leave”.
The remarks received criticism from the Democratic Party, and many Republican lawmakers also said such statements were inappropriate.
Trump then lashed out at those who criticised his series of tweets as “racist”, saying that it “doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me”.
According to the Pew Research Center, there are currently 52 voting members in the House and 16 members in the Senate who are immigrants or children of immigrants, most of them are Democrats.