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7/17, 12:59 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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House passes resolution condemning Trump tweets

United States House of Representatives passed a resolution denouncing US President Donald Trump's tweets which targeted a number of ethnic minority representatives. The resolution was adopted with a 240-187 majority, as only four Republicans joined the Democratic lawmakers. The document "strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color."

The decision to put this measure up for a vote came after Trump tweeted, without mentioning names, that certain "progressive" Democratic congresswomen should leave the US and "help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came" instead of criticizing his administration. The messages were slammed by numerous Democrats and a few Republican lawmakers, although not the party leadership. The president doubled down on his attacks in the following days, stating the congresswomen are "anti-Israel, anti-USA, pro-terrorist" but denying he said anything which can be interpreted as racist.

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