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President Trump's Sunday morning tweets addressed to four minority congressmen, saying they should "return" to their countries despite the fact that three of them were born in the USA. UU., They met with a strong silence from the Republicans in Washington. What did not go unnoticed by the Warriors coach, Steve Kerr.
Kerr, a vocal critic of Trump, shot the president on Sunday night with a tweet imploring Congress to react: "Come on, members of Congress, call the president for his racist tweets this morning, show some leadership, it's the job they were chosen for."
Kerr retweeted others who condemned Trump on Sunday, including a writer from The Atlantic who called Trump a white nationalist. He also tweeted a photo of the 2018 book "How the Democracies Die," which highlights Trump's authoritarian tendencies. "Add this to your summer reading list," Kerr said in the tweet.
Trump used a common troop among the racists to attack the four women of color: Congressmen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
"Why do not they come back and help repair the places that were completely broken and infested by the crime of those who came?" Trump's tweet said. "Then come back and show us how it's done."
Of the four, only Omar was born in another country (Somalia), and became a US citizen when she was a teenager.
The Washington Post reported that by Sunday night, at least 90 House Democrats and new independent congressman Justin Amash had denounced Trump's comments, and more than half of them used the words "racist" or "racism." " But the Republicans would not do it. .
The New York Times reported Sunday night that no White House official or Republicans in Congress would respond to requests for comment.
Kerr has spoken about Trump and other political issues before. During the NBA Finals last season, he wore a "vote for our lives" jersey to advocate for gun control after the mass shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Kerr and the rest of the Warriors also refused to meet with Trump after winning the league championship the previous two seasons
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