Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is part of a group of Democratic representatives, all women of color, who are the focus of presidential tweets that are being called racist.
On Sunday, President Trump referred to the congresswomen as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to the "broken and crime-infested places from which they came."
The women are American citizens and all but one was born in the U.S.
WBUR's senior Washington news correspondent Kimberly Atkins joined Morning Edition host Deborah Becker from D.C. to discuss the tweets, and the resulting backlash.
This segment aired on July 15, 2019.