Breaking her silence former first lady Michelle Obama added her voice to the Democratic outcry following President Donald Trump’s attack on four ethnic minority congresswomen, saying “there’s a place for all of us” reported AFP . “What truly makes our country great is its diversity… Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for all of us”, Michelle tweeted, without mentioning Trump. “We must remember it’s not my America or your America. It’s our America”, she said.
What truly makes our country great is its diversity. I’ve seen that beauty in so many ways over the years. Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for us all. We must remember it’s not my America or your America. It’s our America.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) July 19, 2019
Trump has come under intense fire after he attacked four first-term Democratic congresswomen known as the “Squad”. In a rare move, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Tuesday rebuked Trump for “racist comments” after he said the four should “go back” to their countries of origin if they are not happy in the United States.
But chants of “Send her back!” directed at Somali-born congresswoman Ilhan Omar broke out at Trump’s “Make America Great Again” rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday night. Trump claimed to reporters in the Oval Office the following day that he was not pleased by the taunts and attempted to cut them short.