At a media availability before departing for a campaign rally in North Carolina, President Trump commented on his ongoing feud with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her "squad" of three other progressive Congresswomen. Trump said he believes he is "winning" the fight and that people who don't want to love the United States or fight for the country should leave.
"When you look at some of the things they've said, they're unthinkable," Trump said of the four. "If somebody else or me or anybody else said things like that, eh, it would be historic. So you ought to look at some of the horrible statements because there's never been statements like that."
Trump said Democrats are going so far to the left that they are going to "fall off a cliff." The president added he is not "relishing" the fight but he is "enjoying it" because he has to "get the word out to the American people.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: If people want to leave our country, they can. If they don't want to love our country, if they don't want to fight for our country, they can. I'll never change on that.
REPORTER: Do you think you're winning this political fight?
TRUMP: I do think I'm winning the political fight?
TRUMP: I think I'm winning it by a lot.
TRUMP: I think that they are not espousing the view of our country. The four Congresswomen. I think that they've said horrible things that the press doesn't cover. I think you should try covering it.
When you look at some of the things they've said, they're unthinkable. If somebody else or me or anybody else said things like that, eh, it would be historic. So you ought to look at some of the horrible statements because there's never been statements like that.
REPORTER: You've been very outspoken about the anti-Israel trend of the Democratic party. How do you think that all began, and is there anyone in particular you blame on that?
TRUMP: Well, the Democratic party is really going in a direction that nobody thought possible. They're going so far left they're going to fall off a cliff. So I think they are making a big mistake. But, who knows, that's up to them.
REPORTER: Isn't it an American principle to be able to criticize your government?
REPORTER: [Question about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)]
TRUMP: Well, there's a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother. I know nothing about it. I hear she was married to her brother. You're asking me a question about it. I don't know, but I'm sure that somebody would be looking at that.