WASHINGTON — took his anti-immigrant policies to new levels Monday with a sweeping ban on asylum-seekers while ramping up 1950s-style racist attacks on four members of Congress.

Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, defended his series of tweets and , claiming that they were not racist at all, and then repeated his invitation for the — all women, all American citizens, three born in the United States — to leave. “If somebody has a problem with our country, if somebody doesn’t want to be in our country, they should leave,” he said. “You can leave right now.”

New York’s is Latino; Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar and Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib are Muslim; and Massachusetts’ Ayanna Pressley is black. All four

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