Throughout the past week, President Trump's continually racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen have been met with harsh condemnation by sitting Democrats and a vote in the House. Former presidents have so far stayed out of the issue, but that didn't stop former first lady Michelle Obama from tweeting a voicey yet vague admonishment on Friday.
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.
Former President Barack Obama didn't issue any statements of his own, but he did retweet his wife's sentiments.
Obama's words come after Trump directed racist tweets at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and three other Democrats, telling them to "go back" to the countries they came from. Only Omar was not born in the U.S., and Trump's supporters chanted "send her back" about Omar at his Wednesday rally. Kathryn Krawczyk