Trump slams progressive congresswomen at fiery 'MAGA' rally in North Carolina
The president speaks to supporters in the Williams Arena, Greenville, North Carolina.
President Trump, at a fiery "Make America Great Again" campaign rally Wednesday night in Greenville, North Carolina, blasted three progressive congresswomen, Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, who he continues to spar with after an ongoing feud over comments he made against them that they deemed "racist."
"If they don't love it tell them to leave it," Trump said of the congresswomen, doubling down on similar comments he made on Twitter earlier in the week.
Trump slammed Omar on Wednesday saying she "smeared U.S. service members in 'Black Hawk Down.' She slandered the brave Americans trying to keep peace in Somalia," a dig at her Somali-American heritage.
Trump also said Omar blamed America for the economic crisis in Venezuela and refused to condemn Al Qaeda.
Trump then moved on to his critic of Tlaib, saying she "used the F-word to describe the presidency and your president."
"That's not nice, even for me," Trump said. "That's not somebody who loves our country."
The president then took aim at Ocasio-Cortez, who he mocked for her "three different names," saying she inaccurately described the migrant holding facilities at the southern border as concentration camps.
At the top of his remarks Wednesday night, Trump celebrated the House's decision to shelve impeachment proceedings against him.
"I just heard that the United States House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to kill the most ridiculous project I ever worked on" Trump said referring to an impeachment resolution proposed by Rep. Al Green, D-Texas that was widely opposed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other top Democrats.
"The resolution-- how stupid is that-- on impeachment."
Trump called the 332-95 vote to sideline an impeachment resolution Wednesday "totally lopsided" and instead touted his administration's strong economy and low unemployment numbers.
"And they want to try and impeach," he said. "It's a disgrace."
The House voted to table proposed articles of impeachment waged against Trump after a series of tweets on Sunday calling for a group of four congresswomen dubbed the "squad" to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done."
The four congresswomen Trump aimed are all American citizens and three of them were born in the United States.
The congresswomen, along with several other lawmakers condemned the statements as racist and Trump fired back saying "Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!"
Ocasio-Cortez rebutted the president Tuesday saying "You have a racist mind in your head, and a racist heart in your chest. That's why you violate the rights of children and tell the Congresswomen who represent your home borough, to "go back to my country.""
Trump also lambasted Special Counsel Robert Mueller's over two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, Wednesday night.
"Could you imagine what it could have been if we didn't have the witch hunt," he said. "What happened to me with this witch hunt should never be allowed to happen to another president of the United States, never ever again."