Trump: I don't have a racist bone in my body

Trump: I don't have a racist bone in my body
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  • calendar-gray 16 July 2019

US President Donald Trump has insisted he is not a racist after his Twitter attacks on four US congresswomen were widely condemned as racist, APA reports citing BBC.

Mr Trump had suggested the four women - all US citizens - "can leave" the US.

Responding to the criticism, Mr Trump tweeted: "Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don't have a Racist bone in my body!"

His remarks came as the US House of Representatives prepared to vote on a symbolic resolution condemning his previous comments.

The measure - which would have no force of law - is expected to pass because Democrats have a majority in the House, with any Republican support likely to enhance its censure.

Earlier, Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib - the targets of Mr Trumps attack - dismissed his remarks as a distraction.

They urged the US people "not to take the bait" at a news conference on Monday.

Faiq Mahmudov

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