Pelosi Blasts Trump’s Racism: When He Says Make America Great Again, He Means Make Us White Again

The Washington Post reports:

Trump’s tweets prompted a sharp response from Nancy Pelosi, who described them as racist and divisive. She also called on Trump to halt the planned ICE raids on Sunday and “work with us for humane immigration policy that reflects American values.”

Other Democrats also responded with outrage, with some pointing out Trump’s history of birtherism as well as the fact that the president’s wife, Melania, immigrated to the United States. Melania Trump immigrated from Slovenia in 1996 for modeling.

For years, Trump repeatedly raised doubts about former president Barack Obama’s birth certificate, making the issue a central part of his 2016 presidential run. He finally acknowledged in September 2016 that Obama was born in the United States — but falsely accused the campaign of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton of being the source of the rumor.