Oklahoma Republican lawmaker 'deeply disappointed' in Trump tweet

Oklahoma Republican lawmaker 'deeply disappointed' in Trump tweet

President Donald Trump speaks during a Made in America showcase on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019.

TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole said Monday he is "deeply disappointed" in a racist tweet made by President Donald Trump over the weekend.

Trump suggested Sunday in a series of tweets that "Progressive Democrat Congresswomen" should "go back" to where they "originally" came from, despite the fact that they are American citizens.

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Cole said the language Trump used "demeans the office of the presidency."

Still, Cole voted against condemning Trump's remarks when the House passed a resolution doing so on Tuesday.

Senator James Lankford and Rep. Frank Lucas talked about the situation on KRMG:

Rep. Markwayne Mullin posted the following video reaction to Trump's tweets on his Facebook page:

Our President isn’t always politically correct and I like that.

Posted by Markwayne Mullin on Monday, July 15, 2019

Rep. Kendra Horn posted a statement to Facebook after the House of Representatives voted to condemn Trump's remarks.

Growing up, my parents taught me the importance of the golden rule. Of treating everyone, no matter who they are, with...

Posted by Congresswoman Kendra Horn on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

We have not yet heard responses from the rest of Oklahoma's congressional delegation: Rep. Kevin Hern, or Sen. Jim Inhofe. Lucas and Hern voted against the House resolution to condemn the president's remarks.

Shortly after Trump wrote the tweets, Republican Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt sent a tweet of his own welcoming all immigrants to the city.

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