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The US House of Representatives voted Tuesday to condemn remarks by President Trump about four minority congresswomen. Trump tweeted Sunday that the progressive Democrats should "go back" to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from. All four are American citizens and three were born in the United States.

The 240-to-187 vote saw only four Republicans break ranks to joined Democrats in backing the resolution. Addressing reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that “the president is not a racist” but declined to directly answer repeated questions about whether his tweets were racist. The president has continued to defend his remarks amid the backlash and urged Republicans to vote against the resolution. 

Writing for The Conversation today, Non-Resident Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe (a former Democratic Party advisor) called the past three days in US politics "very difficult – and ugly".