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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) pause between answering questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Illinois GOP leaders posted a photo of 4 Democratic congresswomen and labeled it ‘The Jihad Squad’

The group's president, Mark Shaw, said in a statement over the weekend that the meme has been removed, and top state Republican leaders condemned the image.
U.S. President Trump speaks about U.S. Representative Omar at campaign rally in Greenville

Timeline of the chaotic series of events surrounding Trump’s racist tweets attacking ‘the Squad’

President Donald Trump's racist tweets directed at four progressive Democrats, who are women of color, have ignited a firestorm of criticism.
Michelle Obama held a conversation with Phoebe Robinson about her book "Becoming" at Oslo Spektrum on April 11, 2019 in Oslo, Norway.

Michelle Obama issues veiled rebuke of Trump’s racist tweets: ‘It’s not my America or your America. It’s our America.’

"What truly makes our country great is its diversity. I've seen that beauty in so many ways over the years," former First Lady Michelle Obama said.
US President Donald Trump speaks at a "Make America Great Again" rally at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, North Carolina, on July 17, 2019.

Trump says supporters who chanted ‘send her back’ are ‘incredible patriots’ just a day after disavowing the chants

"Those people in North Carolina ... Those are incredible people. Those are incredible patriots," President Donald Trump said on Friday.

With no single Democratic candidate to attack, Trump is making the first part of his 2020 campaign all about ‘the Squad’

Trump wants to exploit conservative disdain for "the Squad" as well as Democratic divisions as he works to smear the party as overrun by extremists.
President Donald Trump speaks at a 2020 campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, on July 17, 2019.

Trump supporters chant ‘send her back’ as the president attacks Ilhan Omar at rally in North Carolina

The chants came as Trump attacked the Minnesota lawmaker, who was among the four progressive Democrats that Trump went after in racist tweets Sunday.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez greets Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi before a ceremonial picture as she is sworn in as a member of Congress in January 2019.

Weeks of Democratic infighting between Nancy Pelosi and ‘the Squad’ preceded Trump’s racist tweet attacks

President Trump seems to be looking to capitalize off of the divisions plaguing House Democrats as the country heads into an election year.

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham says Trump’s racist statements aren’t racist but ‘more narcissism than anything else’

"I really do believe that if you're a Somali refugee who likes Trump, he's not gonna say go back to Somalia," Graham said.

Trump’s approval with Republicans rose by 5 points in a poll taken after his racist tweets

President Donald Trump, who is running for reelection in 2020, also saw his approval drop with Democrats and independents after his tweets.
U.S. President Donald Trump on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S.

Here are the 4 Republicans who voted in the House to condemn Trump’s ‘racist comments’

The US House of Representatives voted Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four Democratic congresswomen.