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.
So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
Cole said the language Trump used "demeans the office of the presidency."
I am deeply disappointed in the president’s comments directed toward fellow Americans and members of Congress. Use of such language is inappropriate and demeans the office of the presidency.— Rep. Tom Cole (@TomColeOK04) July 15, 2019
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:
Rep. Kendra Horn posted a statement to Facebook after the House of Representatives voted to condemn Trump's remarks.
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.
Oklahoma City is a diverse community where 60 percent of our children are non-white. Many of our residents are immigrants. Almost all of us are the descendants of immigrants. We are working closely with our Native community to honor those who were truly the first Americans. (1/2)— Mayor David Holt (@davidfholt) July 14, 2019
As an Osage I’m a living example of the collision between the new world & the old. I suppose I could go back to my country but I would have to leave some of myself here. It’s all messy & complicated but made simpler when we exercise empathy, grace & love and we welcome all. (2/2)— Mayor David Holt (@davidfholt) July 14, 2019
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