Makes sense to ask the question whose America is it, based on what was said by Michelle Obama to the US President Donald Trump, “Not My America Or Your America. Our America.” What made her say this?
Donald Trump Tweets
The US President Tweeted about four Democratic congresswomen:
“I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. 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 US President was Tweeting with regards to first-term ethnic-minority Democrats Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. Three from this group are born in America and the four are of African-American, Arab, Hispanic and Somali origin.
Donald Trump Rebuked
The House of Representatives, controlled by Democrats, rebuked comments made by the US President, saying they were racist. The four women who the US President was talking about are referred to as the “Squad.”
When the US President attacked these women, at his Greenville, North Carolina rally for ‘Make America Great Again’, his supporters were delighted and chanted, “Send her back!” The US President went on to describe Omar and the three others as, “left-wing ideologues (who) see our nation as a force of evil.”
Donald Trump Not Happy With The Chanting
The US President said later that though there was “great energy” at the rally, he was not at all happy with the taunts. He said, “I was not happy when I heard that chant. I didn’t like that they did it, and I started speaking quickly.”
But, as was seen in TV footage, the US President let the chant go on for a good 13 seconds and only after it had died down, did he resume his speech.
What People Are Saying About Trump’s Words
US Senator Cory Booker said, “He is actually using racist tropes and racial language for political gain.” He further stated, Trump was “worse than a racist.”
The US President’s leading immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, said that Donald Trump had clearly said that he was not at all in agreement with the “Send her back” chants. He further said, “The core issue is that all the people in that audience, and millions of patriotic Americans all across this country are tired of being beaten up, condescended to, looked down upon, talked down to by members of Congress on the left in Washington, DC and their allies in many quarters of the media.”
Trumps Comments Denounced By House Of Representatives
Elijah Cummings, who is African-American and chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee denounced Donald Trump’s attacks and said,
“These are folks and women who love their country and they work very hard and they want to move us towards that more perfect union that our founding fathers talked about. So when you disagree with the president, suddenly you’re a bad person. Our allegiance is not to the president. Our allegiance is to the Constitution of the United States of America and to the American people.”
And Then Michelle Obama Chimed In…
The former first lady then added,
“Not My America Or Your America. Our America.”