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Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

Articles by Nichole

In their first interview since President Trump launched an all-out Twitter assault on Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), the four congresswomen called out Republicans who chose not to vote to condemn Trump’s racist commentary.

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The tweet was “nativist,” “xenophobic” and maybe even an “unforced error.”

But it certainly wasn’t racist, according to President Trump’s favorite news network.

If you’ve been watching Fox News or following its commentators the past 24 hours, that’s the impression you may have absorbed about Trump’s widely condemned remarks suggesting four congresswomen of color should go back to the countries they came from, never mind the fact that three of the four were born in the U.S.

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