President Trump held a rally Wednesday night, which added fuel to the fire of his controversial “go back” comments shared on twitter.
In the rally, chants of “send her back” erupted as the President spoke, and President Trump is now disavowing the chant started by his fans.
The President is reported to have said that he “was not happy” with attendees starting the chat.
In a statement given from the White House, President Trump asserted that he “was not happy with it,” and that he does not agree with it.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) disavowed the chant, commenting that “those chants have no place in our party or our country.” McCarthy also noted that it’s “unfair” to hold the President accountable for a chant that was not started by him.
Speaking to reporters, McCarthy explained that reporters “want to dislike the president so much, you’re going to accuse him of trying to do something he did not do.”
Furthermore, McCarthy questioned that President Trump “moved on in the speech, he never joined in in it, and you want to try to hold him accountable for something in a big audience?”
Throughout the country, the President’s “go back” comments shared on twitter have been denounced by Democrats. In fact, this week, a resolution passed condemning the President’s comments that were aimed at Democratic congresswomen Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Ilhan Omar.
Freshman Florida Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D), who’s been fighting to secure more funding for the Minority AIDS Initiative, shared her views this week by responding to the President over twitter.
She shared that she “did not have the privilege to be born in this country.”
I did not have the privilege to be born in this country. I came to this county when I was 14. As a member of Congress, I represent a district with one of the most diverse and unique immigrant populations. Half of our district was born in another country. https://t.co/37HztG7gwE
— Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (@RepDMP) July 14, 2019
Mucarsel-Powell added that she arrived “to this country when I was 14. As a member of Congress, I represent a district with one of the most diverse and unique immigrant populations. Half of our district was born in another country.”
As the conversation continues, lawmakers continue to share their thoughts regarding the President, his comments and how the United States should move forward.