Melania Trump remains silent on husband’s racist tweets despite having been a US citizen for shorter time than Ilhan Omar
US president demands apology from four Democratic congresswomen of colour he suggested should ‘go back’ to the countries they came from
Melania Trump has been criticised for remaining silent over a series of racist tweets her husband directed towards four Democratic congresswomen of colour suggesting they should “go back” to where they came from.
CNN pundits have pointed out that the first lady has been a US citizen for a shorter amount of the time than all four of the congresswomen targeted in the US president’s racist tirade.
Three of the four Democratic congresswomen of colour known as “the squad”– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley – were born and raised in the US.
The fourth, Ilhan Omar, was born in Somalia and moved to the country as a child. She became a US citizen at the age of 17 in 2000.
While Ms Trump was born in Slovenia and became a US citizen in 2006, a year after she married the US president.