UK Prime Minister Theresa May has criticized US President Donald Trump for calling on
several Democratic congresswomen of colour to "go home". The outgoing PM called Mr
Trump's words "completely unacceptable".
Trump said on Twitter that it is so interesting to see the Congresswomen, who originally
came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, now
loudly telling the people of the United States how the government is to be run.
Mr Trump had told the women to “go back” to their “broken and crime infested”
countries. He was referring to four congresswomen, three who were born in the US and
one who came as a child refugee.
His remarks were widely condemned as racist, and as having gone beyond previous
statements and actions by the president that drew allegations of racism. Despite the
criticism, President Trump launched another Twitter tirade on Monday morning, calling
on the women themselves to apologize.