Trump: denies being racist

Under fire President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday he is not a racist amid criticism of his attacks on four minority, progressive Democratic congresswomen.

They are Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, all freshwomen in Congress.

Trump opened his flanks for attacks after a series of tweets telling the lawmakers to “go back” to their home countries to fix the problems there.

All the congresswomen are U.S. citizens.

His defence on Twitter via four tweets came hours before the House was set to vote on a resolution condemning them as racist.

L-R: Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; the four Congresswomen attacked by Trump

“Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!” Trump said.

Trump condemned the “so-called vote” on the resolution as a “Democrat con game,” sending a message to Republicans to vote against the measure, thehill.com reported.

Read all his tweets: