Trump Accuses Nancy Pelosi Of Racism [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports:

President Trump on Monday accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi of using racist comments, escalating his attacks on four first-term Democratic congresswomen to the leader of the Democratic Party.

Ms. Pelosi had criticized the president on Sunday for suggesting four lawmakers of color should “go back” to their own countries, and she said that his slogan, “ ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again.”

Mr. Trump in turn accused her of racist remarks. “So Speaker Pelosi said, ‘Make America white again.’ That’s a very racist — that’s a very racist statement. I’m surprised she’d say that,” Mr. Trump said at an event celebrating American manufacturing at the White House.

The Washington Post reports:

Trump expressed no regrets at a White House event to celebrate American-made products when asked by reporters if he was concerned by widespread criticism that his tweets about the lawmakers were racist.

“It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me,” Trump said. “And I’ll I’m saying — they want to leave, they can leave.”

Trump said at the White House event that all four have been “complaining constantly” about the United States. “These are people that hate our country,” Trump said. “They hate our country. They hate it, I think, with a passion.”