What do Sen. Mitt Romney, other Utahns say about Trump's statements against minority congresswomen?

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  • Neanderthal Springville, UT
    July 20, 2019 12:31 p.m.

    "'In that respect, the president failed badly,' Romney said. 'People can disagree over politics and policy, but telling American citizens to go back to where they came from is over the line.'"

    Come on Mitt. All Trump was saying is... if you don't like the USA leave. It was not racist. What's racist is something else someone said.

  • search diligently Lehi, UT
    July 18, 2019 11:23 a.m.

    Why does DN refuse to publish President Trump's actual tweets? They are not as reported by the media.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    July 18, 2019 10:55 a.m.

    @Cachedout:
    "You'd think that that LDS folks would absolutely understand why what Trump said is wrong."

    Happy Valley Heretic asked whether white people had been told to "go back where they came from", and I pointed out to him/her that they indeed had, along with the fact that the left has a tendency to ignore history when it doesn't fit their narrative. Your use of LDS folks as an example for why Trump's tweet was wrong is ineffectual because LDS folks weren't profanely disrespecting the presidency, Jews, or American values.

    Trump's tweet wasn't prudent and had factual inaccuracies...but was it racist? If he'd tweeted the same thing to a Ukrainian legislator would that also be "racist"? Trump basically said, if you're so upset about how bad America is, go back to where you're from and fix their problems, and then show us how...stop your anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-White mordancy and do something useful for the nation and constitution you swore to uphold.

    What Trump said about where these lady's are from was factually wrong, but calling it "racist" is a leftist tactic to try and incite vitriol against the president, and conservatives and independents aren't buying it.

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    July 17, 2019 10:51 p.m.

    abrady

    "He got his start with birtherism (blantantly racist)"

    Hilarious!

    First of all the so called birtherism was started by Hillary Clinton when she ran against Oblama in 2011 - does that make her a racist?

    Next - calling out someone to prove their citizenship is not racist, it's part of the game of politic's - Trump just continued with it.

    Another misnomer is the four freshmen congress women have all made actual racist and hate statements against jew's, white people and of course calling the president a explitive yet that doesn't get any play in the media - how come?

    One word - politic's.

    So I will stick with my previous statement, when Trump actually references someone's skin color or race in a negative light then he is actually a racist, until then its just politics and the gullable will continue to soak it all up just like the last two years of Trump russian conspiracy to throw the elections, yet trump did nothing of the sort and he sure didn't benefit from all of the negative press he gets from the media, and he didn't win the popular vote either.

    Not bad for someone who has all of that stacked against him.

  • abrady murray, UT
    July 17, 2019 4:10 p.m.

    -Sportsfan123

    This is in line with the typical protocol for the president. He got his start with birtherism (blatantly racist) 51% or republican believe the former president was not born in the US. What is driving that, his name and his race and the current president's campaigning for it. Now when his popularity is down, he starts with the same rhetoric, attack minorities and treat them like they can't possibly be american.

    There are other white male democrats not born in the US that have been critical of him, and he didn't attack them and tell them to go home. What is the defining characteristic?

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    July 17, 2019 12:53 p.m.

    For those of you who think these racist tweets by Glorious Leader will help in 2020, do the math.

    How many people that voted for Hillary in 2016 will vote for Glorious Leader in 2020? Something near 0.

    How many Gen Z, newly eligible voters and newly registered millennials will vote for Glorious Leader? Most people would agree - a very small amount.

    How many silent generation and baby boomers will have died between 2016 and 2020? A few million. Maybe as much as 5-10% of Glorious Leader's voters, given they are heavily over-represented in this demographic.

    How many newly naturalized immigrant citizens will vote for Glorious Leader? Not many.

    Glorious Leader's path in 2016 was narrow, a mere 70,000 votes spread over Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. His 2020 path will be one of the smallest for an incumbent in American history.

  • djljejm Tigard, OR
    July 17, 2019 12:41 p.m.

    People are somehow missing the point: If you don't like it, leave! Trump didn't say all minorities should pack up and leave - only the ones who aren't happy! Once again, people are choosing parts of the quotes that fit their liberal agenda and pity-parties. Quit whining and decide to either have a better attitude and be GRATEFUL for this country - or get out and experience real prejudice, lack of basic necessities, unemployment, and NO FREE SPEECH!

    Why is it that liberals think it's ok to insult conservatives and others who don't agree with them but when it comes to the President - or anyone else disgusted with their whining and pity-parties - it's not ok?

  • dmacpherson Salt Lake City, UT
    July 17, 2019 8:39 a.m.

    I see many posters repeating what Trump claims these women believe. In several cases, he bears false witness.

    These ladies may not be your cup of tea. But can we please reframe from regurgitating every vile thing the President says about them?

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    July 17, 2019 8:38 a.m.

    This is complete nonsense.

    Say what Trump said out loud to yourself, is it racist.

    Taking into consideration what the four congress women have been saying publically about this country, their anti semetic comments and the vulgar explitives directed at Trump I find what Trump tweeted to be not racist but something you would say to anyone who complains about the country they took an oath to serve.

    Just because they are of a minority class the media and the left make it about race, its the left's calling card to create division amongst the masses and sow discord with anyone who does not buy into their antics.

    Telling someone to go back where they came from because of their disgusting hate speech towards jews and the president of the united states is not racist.

    When Trump actually references the color of ones skin or hate for a particular race, then you can call him a racist.

  • pat1 ,
    July 17, 2019 7:32 a.m.

    American citizens will decide whether they want to put up with another 4 years of this divisive president.

    To me, his actions speak louder than what he says, and what he says is loud enough. I didn't vote for him in the first place and will not again. Years ago the country was relieved when Gerald Ford became president. He may not rate highly in the history books, but he was a man of unquestionable integrity who allowed the country to heal after Richard Nixon.

  • mohokat , 00
    July 17, 2019 7:07 a.m.

    Wah Wah Wah. Ever see a bumper sticker "Love it or Leave it". No difference. Racism which is an over used tired word with no meaning anymore because it is used if a so called minority stubs their toe. Those that Cry racism lay in wait to use the word for anything that they think it will taint someone. Quite frankly it has about as much meaning to me as hearing the British are coming.

  • cachedout Centerville, UT
    July 17, 2019 5:03 a.m.

    @cougs

    "It was said to Mormon pioneers who only had to make their trek west because of hate and bigotry."

    See, this is the part that's absolutely amazing to me.

    You'd think that that LDS folks would absolutely understand why what Trump said is wrong. In the 1840s your ancestors were pushed out of the United States and into the Mexican territory. They were persecuted because of the same ideology Trump is espousing -- "if you don't conform, then you should leave".

    And now you have the chance in modern times to stand up against the same type of intolerance that caused so much suffering to so many of your ancestors.

    It's absolutely jaw-dropping to see so many of you standing on the other side.

  • Lilly Munster , 00
    July 16, 2019 11:08 p.m.

    Romney has rarely every shown moral courage. That's what makes him successful in Politics. He puts his wet, political finger into the air, to find our what he should say or believe.
    He probably thinks he can still be President.

  • VickieB Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 10:18 p.m.

    Twitter decided Trump's tweets aren't racist. I came to the same conclusion. Meanwhile Trumps deportations are taking place, and the media has pretty much ignored it. Just a small report on the attack on two ICE detention facilities.

  • Brent Russell Draper, UT
    July 16, 2019 9:59 p.m.

    "The president of the United States has a unique and noble calling to unite the American people — of all different races, colors and national origins," writes Mitt Romney. "In that respect, the president failed badly,"

    No he doesn't Senator Romney. You have framed your politically correct comment using a false premise.

    Thankfully, as he preserved the Union and emancipated those in bondage, Abraham Lincoln was not governed by the Romney creed.

  • jeclar2006 Oceanside, CA
    July 16, 2019 8:35 p.m.

    Abbaton - Sandy, UT
    ---
    In an earlier comment on this article, I stated that President Trump's America was created in 1776 together with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I also stated that while President Trump was trying to save this version of America the left-leaning progressives (including these four women) are trying to destroy this version of America (1776 model, Constitution, and Bill of Rights, etc,).
    ---

    Perhaps you should refresh your history. The Constitution was ratified some 12 years after the 1776 Declaration of Independence, after the ending of the Revolutionary War, and after the failure of the Articles of Confederation.

    The original Constitution + Bill of Rights did not guarantee such things as the right to vote. The original Constitution + Bill of Rights allowed for such institutions as Slavery to exist.

    So, exactly what are you claiming that Trump is saving, sloughing off such Amendments as the 13th ending slavery, 14th birth citizenship, due process/equal protection, and the 15th right to vote for all citizens (needed another amendment for women).

    So, which of those items is Trump going to work to repeal to return things to the 1788 original.

  • mrjj69 Bountiful, UT
    July 16, 2019 8:09 p.m.

    Before i read the article, i knew what Romney would say.

  • northland55 Provo, UT
    July 16, 2019 7:28 p.m.

    So if we people don’t embrace racism wholeheartedly then suddenly they are whining politicians who are trying not to solve important issues? Well guess what. Principle is important, probably more important than many issues the government could be trying to solve.

  • JkeithC Richland, WA
    July 16, 2019 6:30 p.m.

    Your question is framed on a pejorative.
    I heard nothing in his comments that was about race or gender.
    President Trump said what every other congressman or representative should say.
    The question is not racial or gender. The question is what kind of people talk the way these four do? Are they the kind of people who think the way and have the values we want our representatives and lawmakers to have and to be? Any fair minded person can see that President Trump is correct.
    Who of you really want to defend the hateful, bigoted, divisive, anti American statements of those four?
    President Trump is right.

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    July 16, 2019 3:52 p.m.

    So everyone is offended. But let's just pause and remember that all the involved parties are all still alive and free to say what we want to. That is another reason I love this country.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    July 16, 2019 1:57 p.m.

    Happy Valley Heretic:
    "People claiming it's not racist, would you be so kind as to list the times this has been said to white Americans."

    It was said to Irish immigrants constantly, it was said to my Italian grandfather who was as white as the people making fun of him and telling him to leave. It was said to Mormon pioneers who only had to make their trek west because of hate and bigotry.

    See this is the problem...leftists would rather destroy history and the monuments representing it, than actually learn from it. Yes, there were many white people and Asians that were discriminated against and told to go back to where they came from...yet they seem to have thrived regardless of the persecutions their forefathers endured.

    The left screaming racism after these 4 women's constant barrage on "white privilege" Americans, and their transparent loathing of American values and anything associated with national pride, seems mighty hypocritical...but it doesn't surprise conservatives anymore. Like @poyman said, it comes right out of the leftist playbook...denigrate white people and then scream racism if they don't agree with you and "check their privilege at the door".

  • Bloodhound Provo, UT
    July 16, 2019 1:51 p.m.

    The "Squad" hates this country, its founders, capitalism and Christianity. Trump rightly called them out. Go Trump! Tell it!

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    July 16, 2019 1:47 p.m.

    @Vanka: "It is clear that Trump supporters have as much in the way of morality as Trump himself. ... Tell me again how were are any different than the Weimar Republic when their nationalist party came to power!?"

    Irony Alert!
    The Weimar Republic was a provisional government made up of members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany (USDP).
    From their platform:
    >State-run, public education is free and mandatory for children
    >All Germans have the right to equal opportunity and earnings in the workplace.

    Anything sound familiar?

  • stvn Centerville, UT
    July 16, 2019 1:41 p.m.

    Such an undignified tweet from one who is our president.... hopefully only until the coming election.

  • poyman Draper, UT
    July 16, 2019 1:33 p.m.

    @read2learn

    "Telling people to go back to their own country is racist. The comment implies they don't belong here based on their ethnic heritage. Yet, all four are American. It is as ignorant as it is repugnant."

    ***
    I realize that you are pushing your Leftest strategy of claiming the position of "victim" in this matter (a typical Democrat strategy), but like most other Democrat comments on this board it is a bad argument. You conveniently left out the last portion of the tweet that you attempt to quote. The last half speaks to learning how to overcome the problem in their own area of origin (and it doesn't matter if that is a foreign country or a congressional district in the U.S. Then, once they have learned how to solve that problem (like homelessness and disease in NYC for AOC or LA for Pressley) then they will have more credibility in backing up their ridiculous rants and raves that most Americans (like myself) find repulsive.

    That's not "Racism" that's "Truth".

    It might also be a good idea not to rail on people with white skin which is a common occurrence for them and their supporters... Because that is in fact true and open discrimination making the "squad" true racists.

  • poyman Draper, UT
    July 16, 2019 1:15 p.m.

    @peabody

    "Trump says that his tweets are not racist because many people agree with them. Sad to see that those agreeing with Trump are in the majority of the comments. Racism “sells “."
    **********

    Who made you the judge and broker of what is "Racism" and what is not... Sad to see Democrats (such as yourself) jump on any idea disagreement or response to attacks as "Racism"... It's not... In America it's okay to disagree and defend oneself from attack... And being someone of color does not give you invulnerability. Democrats, and especially members of this squad need to learn to take what they dish out... Plain and simple. Time for the Left to put on their big boy and big girl pants and debate issues and not use "Identity Politics" as a shield for bad ideas or beliefs that are contrary to mainstream america... Don't hide behind skin color or sexual orientation or national origin when you face disagreement... It doesn't look good and it won't win elections in 2020.

  • Abbaton Sandy, UT
    July 16, 2019 1:11 p.m.

    In an earlier comment on this article, I stated that President Trump's America was created in 1776 together with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I also stated that while President Trump was trying to save this version of America the left-leaning progressives (including these four women) are trying to destroy this version of America (1776 model, Constitution, and Bill of Rights, etc,).

    I was expecting that someone would comment back and say "hey wait a minute, I am a left-leaning progressive and I am opposed to President Trump - but I still support the Constitution and the Bill of Rights." But so far, no one from the progressive anti-Trump side of the discussion has stepped up and said that. Does this mean it true? The progressive left really does hate the 1776 model of America, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights (right to bear arms, freedom of speech, etc.)?

  • Independent Henderson, NV
    July 16, 2019 1:11 p.m.

    For leftists, is there a correct, non-racist way to disagree with a woman of color? It's not Trump, I'll give you that, but when have you ever not accused conservatives of being racists any time they said anything you disagreed with?

    For conservatives, do you not see how telling American citizens of color that they can go back to where they came from if they don't like things could be construed as racist?

    Can we just get back to something resembling normal next time around? Surely there is someone in this country who is qualified to be President that isn't either an inarticulate kinda racist buffoon, or race-baiting communist. Surely.

  • intrinsicrewards Salem, VA
    July 16, 2019 12:59 p.m.

    Since these ladies were elected they have been calling anyone who doesn't agree with them "racists, bigots, facists".. even Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi in their own party. They've been calling Trump and anyone who voted for him a racist and much worse practically everyday. Where was Mitt and others condemning their words which are far worse that saying if you hate America so much you can leave?

  • Bob Tanner Price, UT
    July 16, 2019 12:58 p.m.

    This group of women, newly known as the "squad," are always exercising their first amendment right to free speech...why shouldn't Trump as well? We are not obligated to agree with what another says just because they have the right to say it. My one and a half cents worth.

  • utahcoyote St. George, UT
    July 16, 2019 12:55 p.m.

    seems like the thing that gets missed is all 4 of these women were legally elected to represent a congressional district in some state. 3 of them were born in the united states, and the other is a citizen. they clearly represent a significant number of people in their districts.

    from what i can see, trump has no personal history of "loving" america either. his nature is such that he believes being divisive works in his favor, so he continues to do so. falling on an age old trope of telling them to go back home resonates with people who support him, even in the face of these 4 women already being home. its the same as the birther-ism tale he supported so strongly against obama.

  • peabody Steamboat Springs, CO
    July 16, 2019 12:37 p.m.

    Trump says that his tweets are not racist because many people agree with them. Sad to see that those agreeing with Trump are in the majority of the comments. Racism “sells “.

  • T-money$$$ Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 12:34 p.m.

    @Happy Valley Hillbilly

    It's one thing to disagree with a congresswoman's views on policy.

    But it's quite another to assert that ANY persons of color should "go home to the countries where they came from" - especially considering all 4 women are US citizens.

    We shouldn't expect this behavior from a child, nonetheless from the highest office in our country.

    It's a flat out racist statement being disguised as political disagreement. Most Americans see right through it.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    July 16, 2019 12:32 p.m.

    President Trump called out the four for their anti American sentiment. He didn’t say that they had to go, he said, you can leave if you don’t like it and many probably wouldn’t miss you. He also said, you can stay. He never said anything about color or race, and never has. As for Mitt Romney, a truly moral leader that acts as a compass would never have been in support of the right to abortion, as he has been. It seems to me that his compass has been questionable in the past and we know he will grasp at any opportunity to elevate himself above others. He is the man who once stood in Trumps casino in Vegas and took Trumps money and endorsement when it was needed and convenient.

  • Macfarren Dallas, TX
    July 16, 2019 12:23 p.m.

    Obama told Republicans to 'get to the back of the bus.'

    Was that racist?

  • Happy Valley Hillbilly Alpine, UT
    July 16, 2019 12:16 p.m.

    Newly elected freshman members of Congress would typically never receive much national attention or media coverage until they had served a term or two, and even then unless they sponsored significant legislation. These four are completely and wholly created by the left-wing media in an attempt to give an otherwise unheard voice to their anti-American, ultra-left views. Additionally, traditional news providers who have allowed themselves to get suckered into providing them a public platform lose credibility with those of us who see this as the farce that it is.

  • T-money$$$ Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 12:14 p.m.

    GOP leaders aren't denouncing Trump's words because they have nothing to gain. Their base simply doesn't care that their elected president is a racist, despite Trump proving on a number of occasions that he is one. Or that he sexuality assaulted countless women. Or that he has given white supremacy a legitimate platform in this country. Or that he obstructed justice. Or that Trump possibly conspired with Russia and has angered many of our allied countries from the Obama era. Or that he is continuing to destroy presidential norms almost daily.

    Trump "tells it like it is" and makes progressives mad, so what more is there in his base's mind to be concerned about?

    Most republicans just don't care anymore. So if you are a prominent leader in the GOP why risk loosing your job when your base doesn't see a need to rebuke the president?

    Romney is one of the few who can speak out because he knows he doesn't need Trump's endorsement to win in a state as red as Utah.

  • Frozen Fractals Paducah, KY
    July 16, 2019 12:05 p.m.

    @tlee86
    "Trump never called these socialist/communist "women of color". "

    We never said he did. But we all (those who find this offensive and those who don't) agree that he pointed this tweet at a group of 4 Congresswomen, Pressley, AOC, Tlaib, and Omar. They are 4 women of color.

    @Mainly Me
    "Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe"

    3 of the 4 were born in the USA.

    "the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all),"

    I don't think he's talking about the USA.

    "viciously telling the people of the United States... how our government is to be run."

    Trump questioned Obama's citizenship and ran on the idea that America wasn't great.

    "Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

    Second mention of broken places they came from. First use specified country. So he's telling them to go back to the country they came from (which 3 weren't born in). That's delegitimizing minority citizenship. It's racist.

  • OldMain Saratoga Springs, UT
    July 16, 2019 11:55 a.m.

    A funny (not ha ha funny) thing happens when you cry "racist" all the time. People stop listening. Nobody care anymore. They called Trump a racist before this. And Romney, McCain, Bush, the first Bush, and Reagan. Nobody is listening anymore.

  • PhineasGauge St Paul, MN
    July 16, 2019 11:50 a.m.

    The apologists on here, trying to normalize what Trump said, are proof that what he said was grossly inappropriate. They recognize that what he said is wrong and so they are having to come up with obviously weak arguments against the common take away from Trump's comments. There is no logical excuse to explain away the following: 1) He told four minority Congresswomen that they should go back and fix their own countries. 3 of the 4 were born in the US and the 4th is a naturalized citizen. This IS their own country. This is akin to telling an African American to "go back to Africa" as if that is their country of origin. Racists have been spouting such garbage for decades.
    This event and the event where he told an American born judge (of Hispanic heritage) that he should have to recuse himself based on his heritage, are the two easiest examples of blatant racism. Trump may not hate other races and his words may not be intentionally bigoted but he reacts to and treats individuals different based on race (and gender). You will notice he did not say anything to Rep Jim Himes (born in Peru), Dan Crenshaw (from UK), David Rouzer (Germany). They were actually born outside of the US.

  • jeclar2006 Oceanside, CA
    July 16, 2019 11:49 a.m.

    agpond - Saint George, UT
    ---
    No longer is it required to read the exact words. Today we immediately imply our own prejudices and interpretations. Go back a read the exact words. They all come from very crime ridden cities in the U.S.
    ---

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comes from New York City. Trump comes from New York City. Perhaps he should resign and run for Mayor of New York City and clean it up. Then return to national politics when that job is well done.

    Alternatively perhaps he should take up residence in Florida, as many New Yorkers do, and where he has his favored RR Home Away From Home, and clean up that state, a frequently mentioned in crime news. Or heck, clean up the foreign snakes that seem to be thriving in the Florida swamps.

  • logical Meridian, ID
    July 16, 2019 11:50 a.m.

    One of the things that disappoints me the most is the lack of facts by Deseret New's reporting. They didn't show the "racist" tweet that supposedly ignited the fire. They just ran with the Democratic narrative of it. Report it and let thinking people decide. Here is the text of the tweet: "Our Country is Free, Beautiful and Very Successful. If you hate our Country, or if you are not happy here, you can leave!" This is in response to Omar's continued complaining about America such as this statement at a Netroots Nation conference last Saturday, " “And, I believe as an immigrant, I probably love this country more than anyone that is naturally born.”

    “...And [it’s] because I am ashamed of it continuing to live in its hypocrisy ".

    Is America perfect? No one believes that it is, but I think even today we are better than the socialist country Omar want's us to be.

    Common DN report the whole story!

  • EmmanuelGoldstein1984 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 11:37 a.m.

    This article and its accompanying reader comments all illustrate one thing: Donald Trump is a world-class expert at dividing people.
    As a result, the United States is more divided now than at any time in the past half century. Trump's campaign slogan may be "Make America Great Again," but he's actually making it weaker. We are in crisis.
    Our political representatives should all be speaking out and addressing this crisis, trying to heal it. Their silence is unacceptable.

  • BrentBot Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 11:35 a.m.

    What is lost in this discussion is the need for assimilation. For refugees who do not assimilate, they will never be welcomed, and they shouldn't be criticizing our country. How can we help them assimilate?

  • Freiheit Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 11:33 a.m.

    "Well, President Trump is doing exactly that. He is judging these four members of Congress on the content of their character, not the color of their skin. "

    Donald Trump is hardly qualified to judge anyone on the content of their character.

  • RickChappell Phoenix, AZ
    July 16, 2019 11:26 a.m.

    This does show how tribal the US is becoming. It used to be a Democratic thing to put tribe over nation, but now the Republican Party has adopted it totally. You can see it in the defense of Trump's comments. He was obviously not talking about cities, nor is he talking about their ideals. I'm not sure I would classify it as racist, but it is hate and I can understand why people associate it with racism. After all, he is specifically addressing people who he perceives come from different countries because of their skin color - when looking at his comments about Judge Curiel, one can see a pattern.
    Nor does the behavior of the congress women in question condone his behavior. Both sides of this are behaving like entitled children, not leaders of a great nation.
    The fact that the GOP is not speaking against this type of behavior is disappointing. The fact that the Democrats keep spewing accusations of racism and don't condemn the behavior of their legislators is disappointing.
    The fact is that DC is a swamp, and rather than draining it, this administration is just adding alligators.

  • Read2Learn Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 11:20 a.m.

    @Poyman

    Telling people to go back to their own country is racist. The comment implies they don't belong here based on their ethnic heritage. Yet, all four are American. It is as ignorant as it is repugnant.

  • What!? Saratoga Springs, UT
    July 16, 2019 11:21 a.m.

    Aren't the epithets "racist" and "sexist" getting a little tiresome?
    And yet our President has proven himself to be a master at exposing the left to be guilty of these very things.
    About the only thing these Congress women cannot be accused of is being "pro life"

  • poyman Draper, UT
    July 16, 2019 11:09 a.m.

    @jsmith

    "Trump once again proves what a vile and petty human being he is and the Republicans continue to be spineless to stand up to him..."

    ****

    "Spineless" would be ignoring Democrat attacks as exemplified by your comment and the cancerous attacks from your party leaders, Omar, AOC, Pressley and Tlaib.

    I'm grateful we have a President that simply won't take it. Romney may voluntarily allow himself and other Republicans to be verbally scourged without a response but that won't happen under President Trump's watch.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    July 16, 2019 11:10 a.m.

    Media and politicians need to quit using terms such as:

    * black
    * latinos
    * white
    * minority
    * people of color
    * native Americans
    * Hispanic
    * etc

    They create much of the contention in our society.

  • Watcher1 Sandy, UT
    July 16, 2019 11:06 a.m.

    Amazing all the hoopla over Trump's tweets, but almost nothing about what precipitated them. The congresswomen in question clearly have no concern for this nation's safety, security, stability, solvency, sanity, or survival. All those who jump on the bandwagon in criticizing the President share their delusion and disgust for everything that has made that nation and society viable and vibrant.

  • poyman Draper, UT
    July 16, 2019 11:01 a.m.

    Unless one is searching for an opportunity to claim "victimhood" that person clearly understands that Trump's comments were defensive. and were directed at the "squads" ridiculous ideas and their combative demeanor. The color of their skin or their national origin had absolutely nothing to do with it. He was tired and offended by the "squad's" comments as is the case with most Americans (except for folks like Romney or Coach Kerr).

    This is the Leftist's way... Make false accusations against the President and the Right (the people that supported him)... and then, call the President and his supporters "Racists" when they respond.

    Here's the truth. We don't like your ideas or your comments (Omar, AOC, Pressley, and Tlaib)... we don't care what your heritage is or the color of your skin. You desecrate us and the country we love. You cannot attack us and our country constantly and not expect a response. America is a level playing field... you can't assault with words and actions then claim that you are a victim when your opposition responds in kind. It's not okay to attack and condemn people because they are white skin and then claim any response to these ideas is "Racist".

  • SGardiner Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 11:01 a.m.

    Where have I heard that before? "If you don't like it here you should leave!" LOL

    (Trump and [many] Utahns have a lot in common. )

  • American First Merced, CA
    July 16, 2019 11:00 a.m.

    More much ado about nothing from the fake news media. Besides these so called fork tongued 'ladies' are in the majority.

  • Joe Hilll Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 10:57 a.m.

    Many of us are old enough to remember the deeply racist roots of the notion of “go back to your own country” and there is more then sufficient information out there for those not old enough to remember. No amount of willful ignorance can erase its history.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    July 16, 2019 10:54 a.m.

    REPORTER: Does it concern you that many people saw that tweet as racist and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on that point?

    TRUMP: It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me.

    There you have it, he doesn't care that racist think he's great?

  • agpond Saint George, UT
    July 16, 2019 10:51 a.m.

    No longer is it required to read the exact words. Today we immediately imply our own prejudices and interpretations. Go back a read the exact words. They all come from very crime ridden cities in the U.S.

  • J. Smith Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 10:47 a.m.

    Trump once again proves what a vile and petty human being he is and the Republicans continue to be spineless to stand up to him............

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 16, 2019 10:45 a.m.

    Have the left and the media have totally forgotten Dr. Martin Luther King's dream?

    "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

    Well, President Trump is doing exactly that. He is judging these four members of Congress on the content of their character, not the color of their skin.

    It is the left and the media which have made this a judgement based on skin color, and ignored the content of character.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 10:30 a.m.

    "Gov. Gary Herbert and Utah Sen. Mike Lee, along with Utah Reps. Rob Bishop, Chris Stewart and John Curtis, had no comment."

    Spineless.

  • Vanka Provo, UT
    July 16, 2019 10:19 a.m.

    It is clear that Trump supporters have as much in the way of morality as Trump himself.

    Make America Great Again, indeed!

    We have leading or nation an amoral, corrupt, lying nationalist who is also a racist.

    Tell me again how were are any different than the Weimar Republic when their nationalist party came to power!?

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    July 16, 2019 10:17 a.m.

    Donald Trump could look in the camera and say--"This country is meant for white people," and there would be those who would come on these threads and write--"Oh--quit reading things into that! He said 'white people,' not 'only' white people." The gymnastic dexterity that is required to convince oneself that we have not voted for and are not supporting a racist presidency would make Olga Korbut jealous. Little hint to those who do this? That dog won't hunt. I doubt you're even convincing yourself. Ask your children if you are convincing them.

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    July 16, 2019 10:10 a.m.

    Trump has a particular genius for exposing the racist assumptions of the Liberal Left.
    There are lots of minorities in Congress. But when he criticizes four who constantly display disdain of America, suddenly it is Trump's fault for "attacking women of color" ?!?!?
    The people can see right through this sort of shallow propaganda.

    The Left sees everything through a lens of racism.
    But guess what;
    when you see everything through a lens of racism, then you are the racist.

  • wisetimes Phoenix, AZ
    July 16, 2019 10:09 a.m.

    Mitt Romney is more intelligent and respectable than our "president".
    Assertiveness, respect for people of different cultures, living the values you proclaim, is a strength not a weakness. His comments, about remarks by Trump, made sense according to American values.

  • Rutland vs. Medfield Seattle, Wa
    July 16, 2019 10:08 a.m.

    re: Red Corvette

    "The racist card is way over-used and getting quite tedious. . . ."

    It walks like a duck. It has a duck's bill. It quacks. It's the right size, has webbed feet, and, feathers the coloring of a duck. And, it comes from a place ducks are well known to reside.

    You may call it what you like, but to many, it's obviously a duck.

  • Traveller Farmington, UT
    July 16, 2019 10:06 a.m.

    It's not news that the President often makes thoughtless and sometimes offensive tweets.
    He does this largely on purpose, to provoke reactions from his opponents and to make sure he is dominating each days' news cycle. Sometimes the tweets are more thoughtless or offensive than usual. That is also not news.

    Often his opponents have claimed that he's gone too far, and that this is the comment that will finally do real damage to him and cause him to lose his supporters. Sometimes he HAS gone too far and chooses to back off a little. But like any internet troll, attention is what he wants, he doesn't care if it's positive or negative attention, and if you give either kind to him then he considers it a win.

    The President's supporters seem to understand that provoking outrage is his strategy. They are unlikely to abandon him when that strategy is successful. Seeing his opponents outraged is one of the reasons they chose to support him in the first place.

    So, it won't affect his supporters, and his opponents already thought he was a racist. The appreciable damage these tweets will do to him is round about zero.

  • Abbaton Sandy, UT
    July 16, 2019 10:05 a.m.

    President Trump didn't say anything racist. He said these four women hate America and he won't stand for it. President Trump's America was created in 1776 together with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. This is the model America has followed for 243 years. This is the America President Trump love and is trying to preserve. These four women, together with the progressive movement hate that America and want to destroy it. They want a different America - a new America - and are working hard get rid of the old America. Right now our country is at a critical juncture and is split about 50/50. The question is: are we going to keep the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the 1776 model or go with the progressives and create a new America. The new progressive country probably won't even be called America as the name itself is hateful to the progressives. I support President Trump and the America of the past 243 years. But it is in grave danger at this point and time in history.

  • logical Meridian, ID
    July 16, 2019 10:04 a.m.

    Did I miss something? Wasn't Trump's comments just in response to a very demeaning statement by this person (gender, race, ethnicity, don't have anything to do with it other than the source of the statements)?

    I agree with Trump, if this person wants to put down those of us who were born in America and have generations of ancestors from both America and from around the world, she might be better off going back to where she came from. The only reason she can say those terrible things is because our forefathers fought and even died in wars to protect those rights.

    Maybe she can join the military and go to combat against those that want to destroy our freedoms. Then she can tell us that she is better than us.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    July 16, 2019 9:57 a.m.

    As leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints spoke in the April 2019 Conference to the world and not just members, their words are also to all elected leaders in Utah below.

    “Hate will be driven out by love. And finally, like it did for the people converted by King Benjamin, the desire to do good will fortify them against temptation to sin.”

    “We could pray for them as they speak that the Holy Ghost will carry their words into the hearts of specific people we love.”

    “Humility and love are the hallmark of those who seek the Lord’s will, especially for their families. When they work together in love and righteousness, their decisions are heaven blessed.”

    “I bless you with great love for your fellowmen”

    “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart. … Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” When we love and serve the Lord and love and serve our neighbors, we will naturally feel more happiness that comes to us in no better way. Loving God and loving our neighbors is the doctrinal foundation of ministering;”

    “Their love for their fellowman was unmistakable. They were intent on relieving suffering and helping people rise above oppression and poverty.”

    I

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    July 16, 2019 9:48 a.m.

    @Christmas Carole
    Rather then telling us that you think others are wrong (no explanation why) please tell us what you think the rational interpretation is for “Why don't they 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.. These places need your help badly, you can't leave fast enough.”

  • Sense&Sensibility Mesa, AZ
    July 16, 2019 9:46 a.m.

    So what can ‘we the people’ do (after denouncing these unAmerican & abhorrent remarks)?

    Be extra kind to people we meet from diverse backgrounds. Yesterday, during my travels in UT I saw a lovely young mother & her daughter’s in their hijabs in line at Subway. I followed them out of the store & told the mother that what the president said doesn’t reflect how many of us feel in America. She said, “We love this country!” I told her that I have met many people of her faith & they are good people who love their families & our nation. I said that America is a better country because she & her family are here. She hugged me & the love we shared in that embrace touched me deeply.

    I continued this behavior as I entered my home state & talked with a grandmother ‘of color’ from Georgia, just by smiling, being friendly & commenting on her beautiful family. We discussed our respective reunions & how important family is to us. I met Mexicans & spoke Spanish with them commenting on their lovely families as well.

    In a restaurant, a waitress who is black noticed my sister & I conversing in her 2nd language & joined us. We chatted happily together at the end of her shift. Love is the answer. ❤️

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    July 16, 2019 9:44 a.m.

    Mitt Romney says these comments are "dangerous" among other negative comments according to Politico. Any time Romney opens his mouth in front of a mic, it is usually an attack against our President. I call it "righteous indignation" or "moral superiority."

    Maybe he should take a cue from Governor Herbert, "The governor's office said only, "we seldom comment on the president's tweets."

    I'm getting really tired of his constant attacks! I will never vote for him again for anything!

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    July 16, 2019 9:36 a.m.

    The white nationalist party has it's leader.

    He's using the oldest racist dogwhistle out there, "Go back where you came from." People claiming it's not racist, would you be so kind as to list the times this has been said to white Americans.

    I'll wait.

    He doesn't have to explicitly interject race, his base knows what he meant, and they appreciate his support of their cause.

    The great divider, and

  • Independent Henderson, NV
    July 16, 2019 9:29 a.m.

    It’s news cycles like this where it really pays to be an independent.

  • dordrecht Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 9:28 a.m.

    It is my opinion that those who support racist remarks are Fake Christians.

  • strate taukr Bountiful, UT
    July 16, 2019 9:25 a.m.

    Anyone who thinks Mitt has a backbone and speaks for Utans should take their sunglasses off.

  • Daedalus, Stephen Arvada, CO
    July 16, 2019 9:19 a.m.

    Explaining to hopelessly devoted Trump followers how/why his recent Tweets were racist is like arguing with a fish that does not believe in water.

  • Christmas Carole Hurricane, UT
    July 16, 2019 9:20 a.m.

    I am greatly confused by the slanted, twisted, angry, & etc perceived interpretation many liberial minded people process information. This tweet may not be how you individuals would have stated it but it is not what you nor this newspaper person stated. Immediately after a divorce I experienced an anger that I feel I recognize from many of you and often these supposed female leaders...it seems an irrational anger, and a twisting, slanted anger that colors most of what you experience similar to when our gender has hormonal spikes. I feel it is irrational because with facts staring you in the face most of you still insist it is what you perceive rather than reality. It takes your credibility away.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    July 16, 2019 9:18 a.m.

    I don't know how anyone who cares about the Constitution of the United States of America can stand up for the four members of congress who clearly do not support it. No matter what the president says they are not there to make reasonable change. As to the term racism, it is whatever the person using it wants it to be, making it useless to utter the word.

  • Red Corvette St George, UT
    July 16, 2019 9:14 a.m.

    The racist card is way over-used and getting quite tedious. Just last week, these four made the same claim against Nancy Pelosi. Just because they are "women of color," they seem to feel they can slap that charge on anyone who disagrees with them. And the left will pick up their banner and charge with it, justified or not.

  • UncleArtie Brigham City, UT
    July 16, 2019 9:03 a.m.

    Opinions, opinions, opinions.

    In sports articles there is often a video that the reader can click on to see a re-play of the action. This article does not allow the reader to click on a video or link to a tweet to see for himself what the president actually said or tweeted. What are the facts? what was actually said or written?

    This article focuses upon the politics of emotion, opinion, perception, identity, and grievance. As such it just encourages further contention. Intelligent dialog focuses upon the facts. This is poor journalism.

  • hcmrobin Salt Lake, UT
    July 16, 2019 9:00 a.m.

    By raise of hands, who is surprised at any off script comment POTUS tweets or states from the mic? Hm, don’t notice any hands. Yes, he is often divisive, corrosive, and looks childish. That does not equate to racism. Still, AOC et al “representatives” are sewing discord whenever they have the microphone. I’m waiting to hear any one of them offer up any cogent, thoughtful idea as to how we should deal with immigration. Do we truly want anyone who shows up at the border to be allowed into the country? Can we envision the result of hundreds of unaccompanied minors on the streets in El Paso??? Setting a budget is one of the few things Congress is supposed to do. Not simply hurl hyperbolic bumper sticker slogans. Do something real for heaven’s sake!!! AOC famously refused vote to fund even humanitarian aid. Indefensible! Perhaps she should go back to bar tending.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    July 16, 2019 8:55 a.m.

    This Governor and elected CongressMen may not normally make comments about the President’s Tweets. However, he has made more than Tweets speaking openly and these White elected officials haven’t spoken about the attacks by a President against duly elected Congresswomen, women of color that are elected and citizens of the United States of America with 3 of them being born in the United States of America.

    Mitt Romney defended his running mate but didn’t defend these women in any manner.

    Mike Lee as a winner in the Tea Party wouldn’t dare speak out against the President for making Tea Party type comments.

  • Lia , 00
    July 16, 2019 8:54 a.m.

    trump is an embarrassment to the USA and to real men everywhere.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    July 16, 2019 8:54 a.m.

    "Oh, right. President Trump should leave and take the millions of jobs HE created with him."

    Herbert, can you name even ONE job that trump has personally created for any ordinary American?

    We're waiting . . . .

  • dmcvey Los Angeles, CA
    July 16, 2019 8:55 a.m.

    Anyone who thinks that telling 4 women of color (3 of whom were born in the US) to "go back to where they came from" isn't racist is fooling themselves.

  • Marigold Provo, UT
    July 16, 2019 8:52 a.m.

    If Mitt Romney is so brilliant, why did he and his 2012 presidential campaign choke at the end? President Trump tells it like it is and a reading of his complete Twitter message regarding going home, fixing things, and coming back to share the results should be read and commented on in its entirety...but that would not feed the narrative...Also, how, with their negative polling, did these angry-at-America women ever get elected to Congress? And why, did Mitt Romney accept President Trump's endorsement only to keep knifing him in the back?

  • Read2Learn Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 8:51 a.m.

    It's baffling when I read on this thread, and others, that the president didn't say anything about race and therefor it is not racist.

    It is racist. His call for people to "go back to their own countries" clearly signals, 'you are not one of us, because of your ethnic heritage.'

    These women are in their own country. They are American and they represent other Americans. It is demeaning and divisive, just as Romney said. And it is certainly not presidential.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 8:51 a.m.

    Yes Herbert G., the Donald returning to Bavaria would be liked by many people. He would be even closer to Russia.

  • BigAlAvenger Summit, UT
    July 16, 2019 8:47 a.m.

    Many of us conservatives do not care what Romney thinks or says.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    July 16, 2019 8:44 a.m.

    Trump really knows how to put his foot in his mouth sometimes. He is his own worst enemy. Right when he has the Dems on the ropes fighting with one another, he does something to unite them. Twitter is not his friend!

  • dmacpherson Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 8:42 a.m.

    On the White House Lawn yesterday, Trump said the women that criticize him "Hate America".
    He said "go back to your country" to 3 people who were born here, and a 4th who has been a citizen longer than the first lady. And by some strange chance, they are all brown women.
    When they complained he is being racist...he called them racists for complaining.
    Maybe these women love America, so they stand up to him when he is wrong. Maybe they have more guts than other politicians who go silent when Trump plays to our lesser angels.

  • military mom Herriman, UT
    July 16, 2019 8:41 a.m.

    @coleman
    Where in the world did you get the impression that the black community held Trump in high esteem prior to the election? Trump was responsible for perpetrating the birther movement which claimed Obama was not a legitimate president because he'd been born in Kenya (speaking of hoaxes and fake news), Trump and his dad were sued by the Dept. of Justice for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against black renters, Trump demanded the death penalty for four black teenagers who were later exonerated and still maintains they were guilty in spite of DNA evidence to the contrary, and has said that laziness is a trait in blacks. These examples are not a definitive list of Trump's words and actions demeaning and discounting those who do not look and think like him.

  • cityboy Farmington, UT
    July 16, 2019 8:34 a.m.

    Were Trump’s tweets and follow-up comments racist? Telling four women of color to go back to their [I’ll refrain from using Trump’s previously-used colorful adjective to describe them] countries is certainly borderline. But if not racist his comments were nonetheless extraordinarily inappropriate, thoughtless, degrading to the office of president, offensive and divisive. But they were clearly typical of Trump.

    Jeff Alberta, the mainstream writer for Politico, recently interviewed former House Speaker Paul Ryan. As he does every time to those that dare criticize him, Trump exploded on Ryan as well. Alberta wrote: “If the past week has taught Republicans anything, it's that history will not recall fondly those who wait until their time in government has expired to warn the world of the president's inadequacies.” Most certainly this will come to pass — unfortunately much too late to help rein in Trump’s boorish behavior.

    Rockefeller Republicanism came and went. Reagan Republicanism came and went. And after 2020, traditional Republicanism and conservatism will return — thankfully ending Trump’s Republicanism of isolationism, demagoguery, divisiveness, hatefulness, and bigotry.

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 8:27 a.m.

    "What do Sen. Mitt Romney, other Utahns say about Trump's statements against minority congresswomen?"

    CRICKETS!, Crickets.

    The comments by Trump supporters on this forum are absolutely disgusting and treasonous.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    July 16, 2019 8:26 a.m.

    @California

    Oh, right. President Trump should leave and take the millions of jobs HE created with him.

    Trump/Pence 2020

    😀

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 8:11 a.m.

    The house will vote today and our representatives except McAdams will jump to the tune of the great divider.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    July 16, 2019 8:08 a.m.

    Odd. This President began this horrifying journey with the slogan--Make America Great Again--implying that America used to be great and now it currently isn't. His supporters loved it. Now, these four brave women stand strong against his bullying and seem to be saying that THEY don't think America is what it should be and he tweets that they should leave the country because they don't feel that he has made America great again. So his supporters were patriots when they wore their red caps and these women of color are people who really need to leave when they don't agree that he has--in fact--made America great in the last two and a half years. Hmm. Make no mistake and this is no dog whistle to his supporters. This is and out and out "I'm going to say racist things and let's see who's still with me when the smoke clears." I would like to think that not everyone who supports this ridiculous man is a racist. But I am sure that everyone who IS a racist loves what Donald Trump is serving up. Why anyone would want to be a part of that crowd is beyond me.

  • gmk17of TX Arlington, TX
    July 16, 2019 8:01 a.m.

    If the President would stop with the tweets, his opposition would not be able to take pieces of the tweets out of context. Please read the tweets in their entirety before claiming they were racist comments. I believe he would have said the same thing to anyone who acts like these women, no matter their race or ethnicity.

  • brtcom Sandy, UT
    July 16, 2019 7:48 a.m.

    Everyone needs to read "Baffled from Springville" !! Well said, balanced and the truth.

  • IJ Hyrum, Ut
    July 16, 2019 7:48 a.m.

    I don't care what they say - the President of the United States needs to be more presidential; he can condemn anti-US remarks in a way as to not divide; he can teach, not tear down. As for the racist, anti-American remarks: both sides should be ashamed of themselves. Represenatives to the US Congress and represenatives of the US Government should be willing to act and speak in a civil way and to work together to resolve issues; a divisive approach will accomplish nothing. What I have observed: I have heard nothing from Ms. Pressely, little from Ms. Talib, much from Ms. Omar and Ms. O-C. What I have heard concerns me. Ms. Omar, especially, should be singing the praises of the US. Sure, we have our problems but would she rather live in Somalia? Both Ms. O-C and Ms. Omar do not have the intellect or common sence (I suspect they are blinded by their hate for this country) to be in congress. Pres. Trump needs to grow up and stop calling names - grade school.

  • brtcom Sandy, UT
    July 16, 2019 7:37 a.m.

    You or I probably would not have said what OUR President said. Or said it the way he said it. But the truth is if anyone are racist's it is this " gang of four". And hear is a truth to everyone, it was not " someone did something" it was Islamic extremists who attacked OUR country.
    Here is how I would say it
    This is America, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT!!!
    These extremists Congressional representatives want to shake up and change the foundations of which this country was built on . Granted them have the right to free speech, but they truly appear to hate this country.

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    July 16, 2019 7:34 a.m.

    It appears that in this charged political climate, people are making more of these tweets than they deserve. As I expected, there are some who have taken these comments of the President out of context. They were not overtly racist or even racist at all. It was clear from the outset that the President did not approve of their policies. The suggestion that Donald Trump is a racist is ridiculous at the outset. He was highly esteemed by the black community prior to his Presidency. The wisest among our politicians made no comment. Those who did want to find any excuse to discredit or demean our President. This has all become much ado about nothing.

  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 16, 2019 7:35 a.m.

    As usual, Trump is right. As usual, the Left, and Rinos, don’t know what to say in response to him. How about doing your job, and make this country safer and better.

  • mightyhunterhaha Layton, UT
    July 16, 2019 7:27 a.m.

    Stop! Why are these 4 congresspeople getting a free pass by the media for anti-American rhetoric? That is where the focus needs to be! It should not be on the President for putting the spotlight on anti-Americans who are serving in the Congress of the United States!

  • mohokat , 00
    July 16, 2019 7:25 a.m.

    Racism? It's fake news. Nothing about race until the reporting began. I'm with Trump all the way on this.

  • Daedalus, Stephen Arvada, CO
    July 16, 2019 7:20 a.m.

    Before Trump can achieve a 2nd term in the White House, he needs to be renominated by the Republican party. Given the sorry state of the GOP in 2019, these are precisely the sort of racist comments Trump must make if he is to stand a chance of locking down his base.

    The Republican party has no other coherent policy platform anymore.

    Instead of articulating and achieving specific policy objectives, Trump/GOP are reduced to a
    single tactic: agitating a voting bloc that has already proven itself to be vulnerable to emotional manipulation.

    So it is fully rational for Trump to be doing and saying what is is doing and saying, and it is fully rational for Republican elected leaders to cower behind him, lest they lose their precarious grasp on their seats and power.

    Based on many of the prior comments, Republicans and/or 'conservatives' are responding predictably, only further reinforcing the wisdom -- such as it is -- for Trump and Republicans double- and triple-down on this reelection strategy.

    Trump is a salesman: he knows what how to scratch his customers' itch, whether or not he believes a word he is saying.

  • opinion 47 SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    July 16, 2019 6:57 a.m.

    Name one positive thing any of these four elected officials have done?

    I’m tired of these congresswomen and (i’ll include Hirano Hi) use the press to bully , slander our president while ignoring the truth. After seeing Justice Kavanaugh treated like a criminal only to find his accusers later all slither away without a shred of truth between them, i have zero patience for the left. Watch and see what happens at the polls next year, Trump by a landslide.

  • Mark321 Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 16, 2019 6:54 a.m.

    @VickieB

    "Romney was asked his reaction by NBC Boston reporter Alison King.

    “I certainly feel a number of these new members of Congress have views that are not consistent with my experience and not consistent with building a strong America,” he said, according to a tweet from King

    Hmmmm isn't that interesting."

    Interestingly true. These women ultimately want to implement socialism into America. That is fundamentally dangerous to the principles that the founding fathers intended for this great country. I disagree with how Trump handle the situation. His mouth went too far on Twitter, but it doesn't change the fact that these women are dangerous to this country. What Romney said was correct.

  • Utefan60 , 00
    July 16, 2019 6:51 a.m.

    Where is Romney's and Lee's outrage?

    Crickets.

    So much for any type of moral superiority over party politics.

    True colors really do come out too often.

  • tsobserver Mapleton, UT
    July 16, 2019 6:46 a.m.

    I don't particularly like Trump. But he never mentioned race in his latest diatribes against the congresswomen he alluded to. He wrote and spoke of their obvious hatred for America. But because they are of a minority race, they and the left immediately trot out the trope of racism.

    Calling "wolf" with the race card every time you're criticized is becoming a habit and people are beginning to see through this for what it is, simply a weak response to a political argument.

    Such an approach simply gins up their base. It does not win hearts or minds. Neither side is winning hearts and minds. If anything, they are both further alienating people like me who see them all as childish embarrassments on the world stage.

  • dski Herriman, UT
    July 16, 2019 6:39 a.m.

    Why should we think their opinions matter? As the media doubles down on Trump, they are looking for supporters of their talking points. Trump has made it clear, if anyone, ANYONE, (regardless of your citizenship) doesn’t like this country, you are free to leave and move out of the country and go elsewhere.

    Personally, as a dark skinned minority and an immigrant, Trump is right.

    Trump is not our average politician. He will not take it lying down and be polite like George W, Bush. The media gave up being a watchdog and became a lapdog for Obama. Example? The caging of children at the border states went on during Obama’s Administration. Where was the media? They knew about it, took pictures of it and said nothing about it. Why? No wonder Trump call them fake news.

    The media used the pictures they took during Obama’s tenure and blame them on Trump. All these antiTrump articles only support my own theory, real journalism is dead. There is a huge rift among the Democrats in Congress. Do we see any article on it in DN? Probably never!

  • tlee86 Sand Springs, OK
    July 16, 2019 6:34 a.m.

    It is always interesting to see how the media and socialists work so hard to put a negative spin on everything Trump says, does not say or does or does not do. Trump never called these socialist/communist "women of color". That is just one more spin and lie, the media is using to try to brainwash America against Trump. Each time the media, socialists and those who support them drop to a new level of "low", They surprise me by going even lower. These congresswomen want to turn America into another Venezualia or North Korea Trump calls a spade a spade and tells it like it is. That is why we the people elected him President. Doing a great job Mr. President ! Keep on telling it like it is ! Its always funny to see the Media, socialists and Rino's howl in derision.

  • Biscuit , 00
    July 16, 2019 6:10 a.m.

    Like Trump more with every tweet. Keep it up President Trump. Trump 2020

  • ECR Burke, VA
    July 16, 2019 5:36 a.m.

    "What do Sen. Mitt Romney, (Republicans) say about Trump's statements against minority congresswomen?"

    Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

  • AT Pleasant Grove, UT
    July 16, 2019 5:26 a.m.

    Not a Trump fan, but this is great politics. He is driving a wedge in the Democratic Party. He's a good politician (not a compliment, believe me).

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    July 16, 2019 3:39 a.m.

    @Vanka

    No. President Trump is NOT a "racist,". Not even close.

    Sure hope the voters who sent these people to Congress correct their mistakes in the next election.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    July 16, 2019 3:28 a.m.

    It seems that numerous of our "leaders" ACT like they came from another country.

  • Sore loser Oakland, CA
    July 16, 2019 2:24 a.m.

    The left wing media claims that Trump told the congresswomen to 'go home'. That is a lie, he did not say that. Just like Mitt Romney didn't equate women to folders.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    July 16, 2019 1:52 a.m.

    I am an Australian and I don't see anything wrong with this tweet other than a bit of sarcasm not racism??

    I put a copy of the tweet because I could not see the tweet anywhere in the article?? This made it very difficult trying to understand what was actually tweeted and how far out of proportion it had been blown??

    So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly..........and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they 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. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!

  • Harrison Bergeron Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 12:32 a.m.

    I think the media and the Left (but I repeat myself there) are going nuts because Trump has completely shot through what they thought was an impenetrable shield – race and gender combined. They were under the impression that these individuals could attack America and Trump with impunity because of those credentials.

    Because Trump ignored their “untouchable” status and hit back, they are beside themselves. IGNORING their race is what makes him a racist in their eyes. He is supposed to say something gentlemanly like Mitt Romney and keep taking the abuse. Well, I guess that’s why Trump won where Romney lost; he brings boxing gloves to a street fight.

    I hate that our politics have descended into a street brawl. But I also hated watching the likes of Romney, George Bush, John McCain, etc., stand there with boxing gloves while they were getting hit with clubs and knifed in the back.

  • one liner Dallas, TX
    July 16, 2019 12:30 a.m.

    If you read the entire statement he's not telling them to go back to where they came from but rather go fix the problems from the countries they came from and then come back and tell us how it's done.

    That's substantially different from telling them to simply go back to where they came from.

  • n8ive american Shelley, Idaho
    July 15, 2019 11:51 p.m.

    So many commenting about Trump's tweet that have never actually READ the tweet but only parroting what CNN and other liberal media's "interpret" it to mean.
    No mention of race or skin color, just, if they hate America so much, leave. There are plenty of other nations with the socialism values that they adore so much to go live in.
    That is not racist. Just truth.
    Unfortunately, to be called racist, or worse, you only have to disagree with a liberal.

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    July 15, 2019 11:11 p.m.

    When the four freshmen congresswomen stop their vulgar and racist comments they have shared with the american public and foul vulgar things they say about president Trump, and the media writes article's about what they say which have been equally divisive disgusting and inappropriate and hold them accountable also.

    Only then will I take article's from the media like this seriously.

    Otherwise, tweet away Mr. Trump!

  • VickieB Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 10:50 p.m.

    Romney was asked his reaction by NBC Boston reporter Alison King.

    “I certainly feel a number of these new members of Congress have views that are not consistent with my experience and not consistent with building a strong America,” he said, according to a tweet from King

    Hmmmm isn't that interesting.

  • Tumbleweed Centerville, UT
    July 15, 2019 10:47 p.m.

    Read his tweets in their entirety. They are not racist. He's simply telling it like it is, as usual. These extremist Democrats have no answer other than playing the race card and defining themselves as victims.

  • JaneB , 00
    July 15, 2019 9:31 p.m.

    Trump has bullied GOP leaders into total submission. He exerts total control and power, and applies swift retribution when he's not obeyed (criticized). Very very few dare speak out against him when he does clearly very terrible things.

    This is not right, and the consequences of it will be severe.

    Trump doesn't respect any norms or values. None.

  • cpafred Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 9:11 p.m.

    BleedCougarBlue:
    "Hey liberals, just what, exactly, is "racist" about saying if you really, really, really don't like America you should leave"

    Simply a strawman argument.
    Who said they really hate America?

    Oh, and never mind what Trump said, "So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe"

    (Apparently it is Trump who thinks America is a complete catastrophe, since 3 of the 4 Congresswomen he was referring to were born in the U.S).

  • citizen kelly murray, UT
    July 15, 2019 9:05 p.m.

    I have been continually hearing, including on our local news say that Trump said "these women of color" in the text. I have read the text myself numerous times and nowhere do I see him saying that. Why do they keep reporting that he said that in the texts? I could name the radio and TV channels that keep using that line. Why, it is totally untrue, read the actual text. Second, the only thing I will agree with from these 4 girls is they have the right to free speech as Americans. Beyond that, they do not represent me, there is nothing I can do about that as I can't vote for or against them, third they do not represent my values or the policies I support and last I agree with many and I guess even Trump. If they hate America so much they can and should leave. They put themselves in this position and now play the victims? Saw some Democrat polls today, they poll anywheres from 9% at the lowest end in approval ratings. That matters.

  • Farmington Fan Farmington, UT
    July 15, 2019 8:29 p.m.

    mygrammy - St. George, UT

    Start noticing how every time President Trump says something racist, the Democrats start yelling that what he said was racist.

  • JaneB , 00
    July 15, 2019 8:20 p.m.

    Mitt, this isn't hard. Call it what it is. Racism.

    I thought you were going to be a truth-teller.

    I thought you were going to be a statesman.

  • Deseret Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 8:15 p.m.

    To be clear, these congress members are not being attacked for their policies. That would be fine. And the comments about their policies are mostly wrong. I've read Trump's accusations and they are so egregiously false, they are like the fibs of a child. Please check facts from a reputable source. If Trump supporters think this isn't racism they are in conflict with the President, who knows it is racism and gladly serves it to them.

  • Vanka Provo, UT
    July 15, 2019 8:12 p.m.

    Every time I think that Trump cannot possibly stoop lower, and be more of a disgusting human being, he surprises me!

  • rhodger Cedar City, UT
    July 15, 2019 7:48 p.m.

    Trump's attack was racist at its core. Utah politicians should have the courage to call it for what it is.

  • Read2Learn Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 7:40 p.m.

    Senator Romney shows over and over what leadership looks like. He would have made a terrific president. I don't agree with him on everything, probably most things. But, he gracefully and tactfully reminds us that we don't have to agree to be respectful and to work together.

    Ben McAdams is just an all around decent human being.

    Why is it so hard for the rest of Utah's politicians to follow suite?

  • RichardB Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 7:28 p.m.

    "Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been "singling out" freshman congresswomen of color — the latest charge in a growing rift between the pair."

    They have been stirring up trouble, and hurting the Democratic party. Not surprising people have had enough.

  • Frozen Fractals Paducah, KY
    July 15, 2019 7:20 p.m.

    @BleedCougarBlue
    "just what, exactly, is "racist" about saying if you really, really, really don't like America you should leave?"

    The part where he says they should go back to the countries they came from but three of them were born in the United States (for Omar we could chalk it up to typical anti-immigrant sentiments from him... at least when it comes to people from countries he calls... holes). By suggesting they come from another country when they don't he's basically saying that these women are not authentically American and he only ever does this with racial minorities (like how he was lead birther with Obama). He's never said anything like this about Pelosi, Schumer, Bernie, Biden, Hillary, never about white people.

    If he said "if you don't like America, maybe you should go somewhere else you'd like more" then I'd consider it beneath a president and offensive (and rather hypocritical for someone who years ago ran explicitly on a slogan that America wasn't great), but not racist. It's the delegitimization of their American citizenship that is racist.

  • utfigures Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 6:58 p.m.

    Thank you Sen. Romney. You are a good man and a man of principles. I wish we could get back to the days of calling something wrong when it is wrong, and not just defending our “side” no matter what.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    July 15, 2019 6:32 p.m.

    Hey liberals, just what, exactly, is "racist" about saying if you really, really, really don't like America you should leave?

  • Arizona Pioneer Mesa, AZ
    July 15, 2019 6:31 p.m.

    Asking people who don't agree with the values in America to go back to their motherland is Not racism. The racism card is not valued anymore. The liberals who cry wolf are a mess. Modern day America has no idea about racism.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    July 15, 2019 6:30 p.m.

    No matter the circumstance!

    It is not right for people to break into a country without permission and for the elected officials of that country to take the earnings of its citizen and give it to them.

    This is dishonest and theft!

    Shame on our elected representatives for encouraging dishonesty and pretending it's citizens are mean for not agreeing with this.

  • DaveWY Gilbert, AZ
    July 15, 2019 6:29 p.m.

    I completely agree with Romney "The president's comments were destructive, demeaning and disunifying. " I'm glad Romney has the backbone to say it.

    It is what Trump has done from the very beginning. The Presidents job is to unite the country and he has done the opposite.

    I am also disgusted by the rhetoric of the 4 congresswomen he attacked. They too bring a new low to the political discourse. They should be ignored and painted into a political corner. Unfortunately Trump just handed them more attention in the media, bolstering their exposure and contributing to more negative response.

    No doubt, future political campaigns will take a page from both sides and seek to win political power by being the loudest and most offensive. It apparently got them elected. Sad.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    July 15, 2019 6:26 p.m.

    This has "nothing" to do with race. Not one single thing. It has to do with patriotism for America, which these 4 morally bankrupt leaders are proving, have none.

  • Common sense conservative Herriman, UT
    July 15, 2019 6:15 p.m.

    Trump ran a campaign of "make America great again", implying that America was not great at least at that time. He was complaining and unhappy about it. But instead of being invited to leave, he ran for office to do something about it. As much as I disagree with virtually everything these 4 "squad" members do, isn't that the exact same thing they are doing? They're unhappy with some aspects of their country, and they ran for office to do something about it. Just like Trump. What's more American than that? Could you imagine Reagan or Lincoln uttering anything as stupid as what President Trump is saying? The most disgusting aspect is how many Republicans are scared to condemn it. I'm as conservative as can be but i will call out Trumps utterly stupid and embarrassing behavior.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 15, 2019 5:54 p.m.

    "Go back to where you came from!" seems like the perfect chant for Trump campaign rallies if any of these pro-Trump comments carry any weight.

  • matman Provo, UT
    July 15, 2019 5:53 p.m.

    I stand with President Trump. Let's go 2020

  • Peacevibes55 , 00
    July 15, 2019 5:51 p.m.

    I cannot support a racist president, America is the melting pot and we need to coexist. And I don’t care who we vote for but just don’t vote Trump he’s toxic to our values as human beings .
    Who’s trying to make the United States a supreme white country, classic narcissist .

  • stvn Centerville, UT
    July 15, 2019 5:48 p.m.

    "go back to where you were born" One of these women was born in greater New York City. If she went back there, she would be in Trump's home town. Amazing. What is wrong with this man? Let's get him out of Washington in the coming election.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    July 15, 2019 5:40 p.m.

    "Lol in context all he said was if these people who complaint so much hate where this country, they can exercise the option to leave... "

    Except this is their country. 3 were born Americans, one immigrated. He told them to go back to their countries.... which is right here.

    MyGrammy - all elected people have to answer to those that voted them into office. All of them. Including Mr. Trump. I personally am not a fan of any of the four.... but telling them to go back to where they came from.... super immature at best.

    UnAmerican at its worst. There is no provision in this country to tell people we don't agree with to leave. No one asked those convicted in the Trump administration to leave this country. Why now is that proper and ok?

    I am still very conservative in most my positions.... but the low brow Jerry Stringer style of the current breed of so called conservatives does not align with the values I believe conservatism stands for.

  • BJMoose Syracuse, UT
    July 15, 2019 5:36 p.m.

    The comments in favor of trump and against the 4 congresswomen truly disgust me. Having grown up in Utah however I’m not surprised. I wonder how these same people would feel if the same kind of comments were directed against a local church leader. Any religion’s local church leader. I bet the hue and cry in nearly all instances would be the exact opposite.

  • Stalwart Sentinel San Jose, CA
    July 15, 2019 5:36 p.m.

    Oh, the irony of Trump's self-own is hilarious and cannot be overstated.

    The US President just told US-born women that their "governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world...." Finally, Trump was correct on something.

    The Dunning-Kruger Effect is alive an well in conservative-land.

  • Deseret Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 5:25 p.m.

    This is a no brainer. Yet some posters support this vile attack on our American values. Pathetic.

  • jeclar2006 Oceanside, CA
    July 15, 2019 5:25 p.m.

    gadiantonchief - Bountiful, UT
    ---
    Trump has been breaking the law since the day he took office, on a number of fronts, and I actually don't know why he hasn't been legally compelled to comply with the law. It makes no sense.
    ---

    It's like the corrupt police chief or sheriff. The person who is tasked with law enforcement isn't going to use law enforcement to end their corrupt activities.

    In the states, when a police chief or a sheriff are breaking the law, the state law enforcement is there to enforce the law, and bring the corrupt to justice. And even when there is no action on the part of a state level law enforcement entity, there may be Federal Laws that apply that bring an even higher level of enforcement.

    Trump has now proven that the 'independence' of the Department of Justice is a fiction. He now has a Attorney General who is protecting him rather than enforcing the law.

    Congress and the Courts, supposedly independent and equal in power, can't reach out and take up the mater except by way of Impeachment, and there are too many Republicans that are comfortable with lawbreaking and corruption on the part of Trump for that to happen.

  • tesuji Bountiful, UT
    July 15, 2019 5:20 p.m.

    Trump's whole purpose with these kinds of antics is to make liberals angry. This makes him look like a strong leader to please his base. It's best to just ignore him, until we can get a new president who wants to help our country instead of causing contention and divisions.

  • clasiklmuzikbiz Tulsa, OK
    July 15, 2019 5:15 p.m.

    Did anyone bother to actually read the tweets?

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    July 15, 2019 5:03 p.m.

    I find it very sickening that people are more concerned about the President's tweets than they are with these people doing all they can to destroy the country.

  • pmoaks Kaysville, UT
    July 15, 2019 4:55 p.m.

    It’s unfortunate that our state legislature and national representatives are not strong enough of character to call out the offensive, anti-American language from these offensive freshmen democrats. If Speaker Pelosi, and others of her Party and the Press, would stand against the rhetoric, it would eventually cease. Unfortunately, Our President feels he has to speak up, because nobody else will...and it’s not his responsibility, as Senator Romney stated, he should be bringing us together, but Senator Romney, Congressman Adams, and others, who should be standing up for our great nation, don’t, because they are cowards and don’t want to face the media scrutiny...how sad that it. I don’t properly remember the quote, so forgive me, but it’s been said that evil prevails when good men do nothing. Too many good men and women are doing nothing, so I applaud our President for standing up for the nation I love and have fought for...

  • Frozen Fractals Paducah, KY
    July 15, 2019 4:51 p.m.

    @Markoantgarcia
    "Lol in context all he said was if these people who complaint so much hate where this country, they can exercise the option to leave... which has nothing to do with their race or sex. Nice try taking their words out of context"

    Nice try taking his words out of context but he said they should go back to the countries they came from, which is a clear racial reference, especially since 3 of the 4 were born in the United States so they are thus from here.

    @Vanceone
    "How is it a dogwhistle? "

    He told racial minorities, 3 of whom were born in this country, to go back to the countries they came from. It's a dogwhistle to white supremacists who oftentimes argue that black people should go back to Africa and leave the United States to be a white country.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    July 15, 2019 4:39 p.m.

    I get the impression these women enjoy taking verbal shots at President Trump. It isn't about trying to help the country or even their districts. If it were they would acknowledge the economic good he has done their own districts and the whole country.

    Their own voters need to decide who they would prefer to have as president. President Trump or someone like them who is angry but not likely to do them much good.

  • shamrock Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 4:30 p.m.

    The silence of Mike Lee, Chris Stewart and Rob Bishop on this issue is deafening. Exactly what would it take before they acknowledged that Trump is sadly unqualified for this high office?

  • Utahnareapeculiarpeople Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 4:27 p.m.

    "However, many Utah political leaders had little to say even as Trump tweeted again Monday about "foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen.""

    It takes real leadership to ignore that the leader of your party is an avowed and proud racist. Or something like that.

  • cityboy Farmington, UT
    July 15, 2019 4:19 p.m.

    We are fast becoming numb to Trump’s outlandish tweets. But he continues to outdo himself daily and then he doubles down on his idiotic statements. He never apologizes, he simply continues to dig himself a deeper hole.

    I don’t agree with many of the positions of the four congresswomen he referred to. But for our president to tell them they should go back to the countries they came from is disgusting on many levels. Because I disagree with many of his positions I suspect Trump would like me to return to Germany where my ancestors came 190 years ago.

    I am heartsick about what this man has done to our country. This is not making us great. This is not winning. This is not uniting the country.

    Trump can almost sound reasonable when he sticks to notes prepared by others. But when he goes off-script with his own tweets his true personality is unmasked. His is unbridled hatred. I am appalled at those who are defending the indefensible.

    I called all of Utah’s congressional delegation to register my disgust on the presidential tweets and encouraged them all to take a stand for decency. Except for McAdams I suspect the silence will be deafening.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    July 15, 2019 4:17 p.m.

    I'll bet most Utahns agree with trump.

    Which is breathtakingly sad.

  • Max Upstate, NY
    July 15, 2019 4:13 p.m.

    The word 'racist' is so overused that it has virtually lost its meaning. I remember when disagreeing with President Obama on ANYTHING was called racist. Nowadays the word has come to mean nothing more than your politics differ than mine. Too bad, because the politicization of the word trivializes REAL racism.

  • California94131 SF, CA
    July 15, 2019 3:58 p.m.

    Trump is the one who should leave.

    His hatred of large segments of the American people is obvious, and gets more and more evident and more and more loathsome every time he speaks. Not to mention his prejudice toward vast numbers of people around the world. His “America” needs quotation marks around it. It is not the America that most of us grew up in, and much of the world admired for its goodness, courage, and honest attempts to acknowledge and redress history’s mistakes. It is not FDR’s “arsenal of democracy” or William Bennett’s “last best hope.”

    Donald Trump’s vision of America is a nightmare. I’m too young to remember Hitler, Mussolini, or Stalin, but people who lived through their regimes must be watching Trump with nervous dread. His perception of this country and his ambition for its future is “one white nation, under Trump, indivisible, with power and gain for Trump,” not the “one nation, under God, indivisible” that we pledge allegiance to.

    Make America OURS again. Send Trump back to wherever he came from.

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 3:54 p.m.

    Glorious Leader's racism is long standing.

    Nixon's Justice Department’s 1973 lawsuit against Trump Management Company focused on 39 properties in New York City. The government alleged employees were directed to tell African American lease applicants there were no open apartments. Company policy, according to an employee quoted in court documents, was to rent only to “Jews and executives.”

    None of this is new. His supporters know it and support it.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    July 15, 2019 3:51 p.m.

    Trump is racist and sexist? Perish the thought.

  • The Meliorist CA, 00
    July 15, 2019 3:49 p.m.

    Hmm,

    So the extreme right are calling Romney a traitor, the far left are calling him weak.

    Sounds like Romney is exactly where he should be on this one.

    Please can we get Trump out and start fresh with a true conservative like Ryan or Kasich or Jeb or Romney.

    Trump is not a conservative, his character is that of a narcissistic bully and will do more to unite Democrats in 2020 than JFK could have.

  • Vanka Provo, UT
    July 15, 2019 3:43 p.m.

    Wow! Trump is clearly a racist, and he has a lot of racist followers and defenders here in Utah!

    Who knew? (I did)

  • MGoodwin Murray/USA, UT
    July 15, 2019 3:41 p.m.

    I say good on him, I've seen enough of how these congresswomen act, they accuse everyone else of the most heinous crimes then cower behind their race and gender as soon as anyone levels the slightest criticism. I say you wanna scream that border patrol are running concentration camps while also defending blatant antisemitism then I won't shed a tear when someone tells you to go to the counties you love and praise every other breath.

  • Baffled Springville, UT
    July 15, 2019 3:41 p.m.

    I am concerned for the integrity and future of our republic. Our children deserve a better legacy. I recognize there are grave problems but what is happening now only increases discord and buries any chances for real solutions.
    I am an immigrant, a naturalized citizen, a woman. I do not agree with many of the political views of these 4 women or with many who serve across the aisle from them. I am not a person of color so I can not speak from that viewpoint but I do have to say something. When will our elected officials put an end to this horrific circus that is Washington DC. There is suffering, hunger, poverty, homelessness, mental illness, veteran's issues, senior care, educational disparaties,infrastructure challenges, immigration issues, foreign interference in our elections. There is an endless list, so much more to focus on than the distracting school yard bullying and name calling. Please just stop the nonsense and look for the good in our nation, work for the good of our nation and be good examples for nation. Not for your own sake but for our children's future. Please.

  • gadiantonchief Bountiful, UT
    July 15, 2019 3:40 p.m.

    @mygrammy

    With all due respect, this statement:

    The president is NOT breaking the law but democratic leaders are.

    is fantastically naive. Trump has been breaking the law since the day he took office, on a number of fronts, and I actually don't know why he hasn't been legally compelled to comply with the law. It makes no sense.

    To all of you saying Dems are being divisive, think about it. Never have we had a more divisive president than Trump. From Day One he's worked the entire nation and all its sides into an angry lather. His very platform is designed around divisiveness. His strategy is to form the ring in which he pits combatants. It's called divide and conquer, and he makes promises he'll never keep to voting segments he knows will believe his shtick because he pretends to be their champion. It's those voter segments who, if they honestly reflect, will realize they got conned.

    It's all becoming a moot point, though. He's gone next election, and maybe people who care about people instead of money will take office. Doubtful, but one can dream.

  • Red Corvette St George, UT
    July 15, 2019 3:31 p.m.

    Perhaps it was a poor choice of words, but the President was 100% correct calling them out for their leftist anti-American tirades. Trump 2020!

  • Earth speaks Escalante, UT
    July 15, 2019 3:12 p.m.

    Wonder why this administration never makes disparaging remarks about all the white Europeans in this country illegally -- like, for example, Trump's wife Melania who was working as a "model" for pay before she had any status to work legally in America. Then after she dug the right gold mine, she got legal status for her parents -- all of whom escaped the kind of corrupt incompetent regime Trump is telling the four freshman congresswomen to go back to (even though three of them were born in the States).

    When disparaging, hateful and divisive remarks are only directed at people of color, it's racism.

    Mitt Romney proves again that he is a coward. The Republicans of Utah are shameful & complicit.

  • Meckofahess Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 3:12 p.m.

    I have to agree with DudeDude and Vanceone. Where is the Democrats concern for the harsh comments these four congress women have made towards the President and such? It appears that these four congress women favor opening our borders to illegal aliens, how is that proper for a United States Congresswoman?

  • Dart Thrower Ogden, UT
    July 15, 2019 3:11 p.m.

    What does Trump's statements have to do with governing the US government? Is this the role of the President? To make harsh and unjustified statements against other citizens? What do we collectively gain from this?

    Trump has gradually turned up the racial rhetoric throughout his campaign and presidency. He started out disparaging immigrants and muslims. Now he is going after elected representatives. Where does this end? What purpose does he have in mind for these actions? And ultimately, who's interests is he serving?

  • NeifyT Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 3:09 p.m.

    While I don't agree with Trump (especially about others going back to their country; when their country is the USA); that said, according to at least one website; though I note that most websites refuse to print it. One Congresswoman did call Pres. Trump something extremely bad that very few newspapers would even print a bleeped out version. That is some pretty strong language; and it makes sense for Trump to ask for an apology; albeit (and absolutely no reference to skin tones) clearly the pot calling the kettle black.

    So, while Trump's statements about them are abhorrent; these congresswomen's statements about Trump are far worse (in that even news media refuses to print their statements).

    Sounds like everyone needs to grow up a bit and learn how to speak to each other in civil dialog. But, that is not going to happen; Trump is a hatemonger; and Trump haters hate so much they will never get past the fact he is our President. ALL these clowns (thinking of the nicest word to describe them) should all be voted out of office.

  • Max-was-right Mapleton, UT
    July 15, 2019 3:10 p.m.

    These 4 women are the most racists anti-American people in Washington. Good for the President to stand up to them. Why aren't they being called out for the hatred they spread?

  • DudeDude Chicago, IL
    July 15, 2019 2:58 p.m.

    I automatically discard any argument containing the word "racist". Everything the left doesn't like is racist. That is until they disparage old white men and call them white nationalists, that is okay and isn't racist.

  • lambdadelt Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 15, 2019 2:47 p.m.

    I'm not surprised about what the president has said about these women, for two reasons: 1. President Trump said what he darned well pleases. Many times it's repulsive, but he has the right to say these repulsive things. 2. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Omar have said some pretty hateful and divisive things too. It works both ways, ladies.

    Also, Jeff Merchant said: "It's just downright an abomination of what we as Utahns feel are our values." Which values are you talking about?

    The value of being kind insomuch that we control our own words or the value of using the government to control our words for us?

  • furymouse Draper, UT
    July 15, 2019 2:47 p.m.

    Silence is agreeing with what Trump said. Speak out against such wanton hatred.

  • Joey D Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 2:45 p.m.

    If the shoe fits, wear it Ladies!

  • mygrammy St. George, UT
    July 15, 2019 2:40 p.m.

    Start noticing how everytime there is something the democrats don't like they start yelling racist or sexist or all the other HRC's words she used. The won't talk about or help solve any of our nations problems. They only obstruct. Everything the president does to try and resolve problems is turned on him. He tried to bring them together yet was met with horrid hate from the left and main stream media. End of the story is they don't feel as if they lost the last election and is bent on causing the hate......president only swings at someone who has swung at him.

  • DonO Draper, UT
    July 15, 2019 2:40 p.m.

    I personally find Trump’s Tweets offensive. I find Republican silence equally offensive. The GOP members of Congress, including the Utah delegation, have traded principle for party. It’s sad and disgusting.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    July 15, 2019 2:34 p.m.

    Rep. Ben McAdams, said in a statement that the president's "tweet was offensive and beneath the dignity of the office he holds."

    "Divisiveness is wrong and distracts from our work for the American people. The more time we spend talking about offensive tweets from politicians the less time we spend finding solutions. Our country has serious challenges and I intend to spend my time working with sincere policymakers from both parties to find solutions,” he said.

    Memo to other elected leaders. Take a page from Mr. McAdams. This is really a softball and people all over the State, Country and world are looking for a simple, strong statement from our leaders coming out against racism. Trump is who he is but that doesn't mean others have to be complicit in his racist, xenophobic opinions.

  • bill4570 ,
    July 15, 2019 2:34 p.m.

    Sad way for a president to act. And Romney trying to "cover' for him?

    Problem is, there seems to be no end in sight for this tragedy to end.

  • Back Talk Federal Way, WA
    July 15, 2019 2:31 p.m.

    Standard Democrat and media attacks against nearly any Republican.

    The Dems playbook is that when anyone disagrees with their agenda they just call them a "racist" or misogynist etc and say that they are trying to "divide" America. The intent is not to win out on the policy argument but to try and distract others from that issue being discussed and make everything about race / identity politics.

    The term "racist" is actually starting to lose its meaning and shock value. After all, Pelosi was recently accused of being racist toward these same women of color.

    When government officials have nothing good to say about America, then I think it is clear who is actually trying to divide Americans.

  • Bluebella Midvale, UT
    July 15, 2019 2:26 p.m.

    Shame on Mitt! He needs to condemn the racism propelling Trump’s remarks. Not give him cover.

  • mygrammy St. George, UT
    July 15, 2019 2:26 p.m.

    These 4 women do not know enough about America to be in Congress and do not have same values, especially the one who is a refugee. She spreads hate and discontent so I have to agree with the president. Appears they also broke laws with campaign monies. These people in power who are telling ILLEGAL ALIENS how to avoid the law, should be arrested and charged with the crimes. If we all break the laws of the country, we won't have a country. The president is NOT breaking the law but democratic leaders are. They are the ones who should have to answer to American people.

  • Markoantgarcia San Antonio, TX
    July 15, 2019 2:20 p.m.

    Lol in context all he said was if these people who complaint so much hate where this country, they can exercise the option to leave... which has nothing to do with their race or sex. Nice try taking their words out of context