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Wed Jul 24, 2019, 02:45 AM

Meghan McCain challenges O'Rourke on comment comparing Trump rally to Nazi Nuremberg rally

WASHINGTON Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, stood by comparing President Donald Trump's recent North Carolina rally to a "Nuremberg rally" -- under questioning from Meghan McCain on The View -- adding that those who partook in the "send her back" chants should be held responsible.

O'Rourke criticized the president for his racist comments calling on four congresswomen of color to "go back" to their countries. The four progressive Democrats, Reps., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, have condemned Trump's language as racist.

All four congresswomen, who are colloquially known as the "Squad," are U.S. citizens and three were born in the U.S. Omar immigrated to the United States from Somalia over 20 years ago and is a naturalized citizen.

"Asking four women of color to 'go back' to their own country, and then connect it with everything else that he's doing -- the press as the enemy of the people. There is only one path that that will take us down," O'Rourke said during an appearance on The View Tuesday.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/07/23/2020-meghan-mccain-takes-beto-orourke-over-nazi-comment/1810427001/

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