Trump Responds to Allegations of Racism: ‘I Don’t Have a Racist Bone in My Body’

By Zachary Stieber

President Donald Trump said that the attacks against Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and her allies were not racist, insisting he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body.

“Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!” he wrote on the morning of July 16.

Referring to a vote Democrats in the House of Representatives planned to condemn remarks he made, the president added: “The so-called vote to be taken is a Democrat con game. Republicans should not show ‘weakness’ and fall into their trap.”

“This should be a vote on the filthy language, statements and lies told by the Democrat Congresswomen, who I truly believe, based on their actions, hate our Country. Get a list of the HORRIBLE things they have said.”

Trump, a Republican, then noted that the freshman Congresswomen he’s been lambasting over multiple days were not popular, citing a recent poll.

“Omar is polling at 8 percent, Cortez at 21 percent. Nancy Pelosi tried to push them away, but now they are forever wedded to the Democrat Party. See you in 2020!” he wrote.

A poll conducted by Democrats and leaked to the left-leaning Axios website consisted of 1,003 likely general election voters who are white and have less than three years of college education.

The group that conducted the poll chose to stay anonymous “because the group has to work with all parts of the party.”

The poll showed that Omar was recognized by 53 percent of the voters and 9 percent held a favorable view.

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From left, Reps. Rashida Tlaib, (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar, (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley, (D-Mass.), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-(N.Y.), respond to remarks by President Donald Trump during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington on July 15, 2019. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was recognized by 74 percent of those polled and 22 percent had a favorable view of her.

Approximately 69 percent of respondents had a negative view of socialism while 56 percent had a positive view of capitalism.

“Socialism is toxic to these voters,” a top Democrat involved in 2020 congressional races told Axios. Ocasio-Cortez is among the lawmakers openly embracing socialism, along with top leftists like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) (L) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) at a House hearing in front of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, in Washington on July 12, 2019. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

“If all voters hear about is AOC, it could put the [House] majority at risk,” the Democrat added. “[S]he’s getting all the news and defining everyone else’s races.”

Trump’s latest missives came after he urged Omar to return to Somalia and help fix the government there. “Then come back and show us how it is done,” he wrote. “These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough.”

He later called Ocasio-Cortez “and this crowd … a bunch of Communists.”

In another missive on Tuesday, Trump wrote: “Our Country is Free, Beautiful and Very Successful. If you hate our Country, or if you are not happy here, you can leave!”