'Weak,' 'Insecure,' Incapable of 'Loving Our Country': Trump Blasts 'Squad' After Slamming News Report - NBC4 Washington
President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump

The latest news on President Donald Trump's presidency

'Weak,' 'Insecure,' Incapable of 'Loving Our Country': Trump Blasts 'Squad' After Slamming News Report

Trump said a Post story contained "phony sources who do not exist" and "is Fake News"



    5 Ways to Make the City Your Gym
    ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP/Getty Images
    President Donald Trump returns to the White House in Washington on July 21, 2019. Trump is returning to Washington after spending the weekend at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf resort.

    President Donald Trump on Sunday again ripped into four Democratic congresswomen of color who've been the target of his sustained attacks, calling them "weak" and "insecure" minutes after blasting a Washington Post story on the fallout over his initial comments about the members a week earlier, NBC News reports.

    "I don't believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country," Trump tweeted. "They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said. They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation!"

    The Washington Post reported Saturday that Trump's own top aides did not think he fully understood what he had done in posting racist rhetoric about the four congresswomen of color, nicknamed "The Squad," on Twitter before a golf outing last weekend.

    Last Sunday, Trump touched off an uproar when he tweeted that the four lawmakers — who are citizens and, except for one, were born in the United States — should "go back" and try to fix the "crime infested places" they "originally came from" before telling the U.S. government how to handle its problems.

    Key Quotes From Democratic Debate

    [NATL] Key Quotes From Democratic Debate

    See some of the key quotes from the Democratic debate in Houston, Texas.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019)