I assume Trump is talking about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “Squad,” and I share his low opinion of those ill-informed leftists. And no doubt he had in mind Ilhan Omar when he referred to “countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe,” etc. His description certainly applies to Somalia. But to my knowledge, Omar is the only one of the “progressive Democratic Congresswomen” who was not born in the United States. As to the others, Trump’ rant is not just wrong, but embarrassing. AOC, for example, grew up in a wealthy suburb of New York.
The Democrats have been self-destructing, with the progressives denouncing Nancy Pelosi and other members of the party’ leadership as racists. That conflict has dominated the news, and I am sure Trump is right that Nancy Pelosi would be happy to work out travel arrangements to get rid of the Squad. But now she won’t have to. Trump’ attack on the Squad was so foolish that I would assume it to be a case of drunk-tweeting, except that the President doesn’t drink.
This is the headline in my home town paper, the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It will be the same in every newspaper across the country: