The president on Friday again ramped up his attacks against US Representative Ilhan Omar, saying he was "unhappy with the fact that a congresswoman can hate our country".
Trump's Wednesday rally in Greenville, North Carolina, sparked many tensions after he criticized Omar's history of antisemitic statements before the crowd yelled, "Send her back!"
The four women were targeted by the president in a controversial post on social media, in which he said they should "go back" to other countries. On Friday, he called members of the rally crowd "incredible patriots".
The first-term politicians - except for Omar - were born in the United States and are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African-American descent. Omar came to the country as a Somali refugee when she was 12 years old.More news: Announced at SDCC: Marvel to Release 'Black Widow' May 2020
"She's lucky to be where she is, let me tell you", he added about Ms Omar.
Such is now the revulsion towards Trump's race-baiting both in the US (except among is racist supporters) and overseas that it attracted an unusual show of support for the beleaguered female U.S lawmakers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said she feels solidarity toward the attacked women and the US President's statements "contradict the strength of America". We are not deterred.
Trump's attacks on the four liberal congresswomen - known on Capitol Hill as "the squad" - have been condemned by Democrats as racist, but many Republicans have shrugged them off.
And America has spent the past week debating whether Mr Trump's comments were racist. He said that those who are not happy in the U.S. can leave, despite Trump himself having repeatedly spoken out against past United States policies and administrations. "We want to get to the business of the American people and why were sent here: reducing the costs of prescription drugs, addressing the public health crisis and epidemic that is gun violence, addressing the racial wealth gap and yes, making sure that families stay together".More news: Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Guelph
On Twitter, #IStandWithIlhan began trending as people expressed their support for Ms Omar - and criticised the president for what he said.
It followed criticism by them of conditions at immigration detention centres.
"I don't know if it's good or bad politically, I don't care", he said. Trump has particularly singled out Omar, who, along with Tlaib, are the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, in recent days.More news: Man behind ‘Area 51’ page ‘terrified’ of what he’s created