OK, this time Donald Trump may have a point.
Earlier today (July 14), he targeted four Democratic congresswomen. Those four, he tweeted, “came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe – the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world …. Why don’t they go back and help fix” them?
Without giving their names, he was referring to Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez. And he may have a good point.
I’m not familiar with Omar’s homeland (Somalia), but I’m very familiar with Tlaib’s. And I can see why Trump would call its government “a complete and total catastrophe.” Lately, it’s had:
— Water problems so bad that many people – often kids from modest-income families – got sick.
— Many people accused of felonies they never did. Some faced arrest and bankruptcy; it turned out to be a computer error.
— Precarious roads, poorly patched.
— And unresponsive leaders. People tried to tell them about the first two problems, but were ignored.
So Trump was right: Maybe Tlaib should worry about the mis-governing in her homeland.
Oh, I forgot to mention: Tlaib’s native land is Michigan. And the things mentioned here happened with a Republican governor and legislature.
For that matter, Pressley was born in Chicago, Ocasia-Cortez in the Bronx.
One other thing: While some Michigan officials were ignoring it, one woman dug into research, proving the severity of the Flint water crisis. That was Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha; she’s a native of England and her parents are from Iraq. Let’s be glad no one made them go back where they came from.