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EXISTING GRAPHICS MAY BE OVERWRITTEN BY CLIENT'S OWN GRAPHICS BUT NO FURTHER EDITS ARE PERMITTED, INCLUDING FOR LENGTH** President Donald Trump said on Friday that the progressive Democrats have said 'horrible things' about America and doubted their chances of being reelected.
"These women have said horrible things about our country and the people of our country," Trump said.
"I can't imagine that they'll do very well at the polls." Earlier on Friday, Trump said Somali-born U.S. congresswoman Ilhan Omar is "lucky to be where she is," pressing on with attacks on four minority women Democratic U.S. representatives he has said should "go back" to where they came from.
Trump's attacks on the four progressive congresswomen - known as "the squad" - have been viewed as an effort to divide Democrats, who won control of the House in 2018 and have the power to thwart his legislative agenda.
Omar, along with Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, are known on Capitol Hill as "the squad" and are sharp critics of both Trump and the Democratic House leadership.
Ocasio-Cortez shot back with a tweet on Friday, saying the Republican Party "wants to send us back: Back towards injustice, Back to the denial of science, Back to the times when women needed permission slips from men, Back to racism - But we won't go back." Omar said on Thursday Trump was "spewing fascist ideology."