Republican Justin Amash of Michigan, a Trump critic who recently took steps to leave his party, called the remarks aimed at the congresswomen ‘racist and disgusting’. [Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo]

US President Donald Trump’s Twitter attacks have been described as racist on Sunday shortly after he attacked a group of Democratic congresswomen on Twitter, telling them to go back where they came from despite being American citizens.

While Trump did not name the women, he was referring to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere

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