Donald Trump: I don’t have ‘racist bone in my body’

President Trump began his re-election rally by hammering his rivals and heralding his perceived successes. Erin Schaff-The New York Times

Under fire President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday he is not a racist amid criticism of his attacks on four minority, progressive Democratic congresswomen.

They are Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, all freshwomen in Congress.

Trump opened his flanks for attacks after a series of tweets telling the lawmakers to “go back” to their home countries to fix the problems there.

All the congresswomen are all U.S. citizens.

His defence on Twitter via four tweets came hours before the House was set to vote on a resolution condemning them as racist.

“Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!” Trump said.

Trump condemned the “so-called vote” on the resolution as a “Democrat con game,” sending a message to Republicans to vote against the measure, The Hill reported.

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