British politicians share support for Omar, 3 other congresswomen targeted in Trump tweets

WPXI | 7/18/2019 | Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
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Love and solidarity will always trump hate. These progressive congresswomen, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,...

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Thousands of Britons, including dozens of members of Parliament, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, have signed a letter in support of four liberal Democratic congresswomen after President Donald Trump wrote in a series of tweets that they should "go back" to the countries they came from.

The letter, from British the anti-racism and anti-fascism group Hope not Hate, was addressed to Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

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Signatories said they were "disgusted" by Trump's attacks on the congresswomen and that they stood in solidarity with them.

"His blatant, unashamed racism has appalled people around the world," the letter said. "You embody the best of America. Its diversity is its strength. Thank you for showing the world that America can still provide leadership to be proud of, even when the White House has abdicated that role."

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The letter was signed by nearly 14,000 people in its first 36 hours online, according to the Evening Standard.

"Love and solidarity will always trump hate," Khan, a frequent Trump critic who...
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