President Trump is being condemned by colleauges from both the Democratic and Republican parties for using social media to share offensive vitriol that most Australians would consider to quite a common rhetoric usually seen on bumper stickers in the Sutherland Shire and similar coastal towns of Australia.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning The President’s incendiary remarks after hr renewed his attacks against several dark skinned Democatic lawmakers, telling them to “go back” to where they “came from”.
Trump originally tweeted on Sunday that Omar, Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez, and Pressley should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” – despite the fact that all except one were born in America, and were all naturalised citizens who had pledged an oath to the American people after being sworn in.
Heeding the president’s words, a large number of Republicans echoed his argument that the issue was not one of race but of ideology – similar to the great Australian bumper sticker argument that ‘Islam is not a race’.
However, these remarks are yet to stir any form of an emotional response from Australians, who are used to seeing these kinds of comments emblazoned across the back of car right across the country – and frequently echoed in the halls of parliament house, on talkback radio stations and in all the Murdoch newspapers.
It is not yet known if Donald Trump is willing to take his attack on the congresswoman as far as a rural roo-shooter’s ute and drop a ‘fuck off we’re full’.