Who exactly is ‘The Squad?’

Who exactly is 'The Squad?' 1

 

The Squad is the name for Democratic congresswomen Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA). All four are women of color and first-time candidates, elected in the 2018 midterms. Here is how they became Trump’s new target.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Here are the 4 congresswomen known as 'The Squad' targeted by Trump's racist tweets
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The Squad is a gift to Trump

Ayanna Pressley's victory speech: 'Change can't wait'
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First Muslim women in Congress: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar
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Gayle King's interview with "the Squad": Read the full transcript

‘Outright disrespectful’: Four House women struggle as Pelosi isolates them
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The Squad Press Conference
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Katie Porter isn't part of 'The Squad.' But the freshman House Democrat is stirring up trouble for Trump
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52 Comments on "Who exactly is ‘The Squad?’"

  1. Hey, Chris here — every time Trump tweets about The Squad, they become more powerful. Why then, doesn’t he ignore them?

  2. The terror squad!

  3. macpony2571780 | July 23, 2019 at 11:03 AM | Reply

    The squad are the Michael Avenatti of politics and they are going to help Trump win a reelection by a landslide.

    • macpony2571780 | July 23, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Reply

      @Melissa Pween The great thing about being a Trump supporter is that the elites kept calling them un-college educated trash but since Trump came into office the world gets to see how dumb and naive college makes some of these people. And they want the hard working tax payers to pay good money for our colleges to dumb down our youth.

    • macpony2571780 | July 23, 2019 at 12:22 PM | Reply

      @The Fire Keeper It will be posted on election night

    • The Fire Keeper | July 23, 2019 at 12:25 PM | Reply

      @macpony2571780 No. You mentioned Trump’s donations average in your first reply to me. I’d like the source of where you got those numbers from.

    • macpony2571780 | July 23, 2019 at 12:29 PM | Reply

      @Florida Man New York and California does not pick the president to represent the whole country just because they have the most people living on hand outs and have votes that can be bought cheaply; Two thirds of the country voted for Trump that’s why our fore fathers came up with the electoral college so that every form of American can be represented and not just people that are living in inner cities or suburbs surrounded by people controlled by group thought or brainwashing like yourself.

  4. Uncle Honkler | July 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM | Reply

    On a side note. Did anyone see pedo joe Biden plant one right on his daughters lips. Ewwwwww

  5. Cut Throat Trader | July 23, 2019 at 11:06 AM | Reply

    I want to thank the “Squad” to ensuring Trump’s victory in 2020 hahahahahahahahahaha

    • Melissa Pween | July 23, 2019 at 12:05 PM | Reply

      What policy of any of the squad members did you not like? Veteran funding, 9/11 first responder funding? Must be feeding poor AMERICAN children… that one must be the one that really irks you.

    • King Jon Targaryen I | July 23, 2019 at 12:14 PM | Reply

      @Melissa Pween Apparently these guys don’t care. They are blind to what’s around them.

    • Brion Stronghold | July 23, 2019 at 12:20 PM | Reply

      @Melissa Pween Go suck cow farts you vapid fool. Taxation is theft.

    • Fleur Bandito | July 23, 2019 at 12:26 PM | Reply

      That’s exactly what they’re doing. The depth st likes two term presidents.

  6. davids11131113 | July 23, 2019 at 11:11 AM | Reply

    The Jihad Squad, 4 Hoes of the Clownpocalypse! 🤡

    • Melissa Pween | July 23, 2019 at 11:38 AM | Reply

      What is it that they do that makes you so mad.

      Is it feeding the homeless children?

      Getting more funding for the 911 first responders.

      Or is it helping the poor?

      I know its gotta be that they want to help the US vets.

      You conservatives want to see the end of the USA. All you care about is skin color and not our people and children.

    • davids11131113 | July 23, 2019 at 11:44 AM | Reply

      They all ‘helped the poor’ Oh sure dear 🙄

  7. This is too much cringe to handle I’m out

  8. DEACON STRUKT | July 23, 2019 at 11:19 AM | Reply

    How do I dislike this more than once?!?!

  9. Washington needs major pay cuts and term limits for all politicians forty years of failed policies from politicians.

  10. The squad still believes in Russian collusion

  11. CNN serves as my bellwether. Whenever they say something, usually the opposite is true.😌

  12. Josie Whales | July 23, 2019 at 11:30 AM | Reply

    The squad should add the creepy porn lawyer Avenetti to the group he was a presidental hopefull by Demorats

    • Omar knows who rules us. | July 23, 2019 at 12:27 PM | Reply

      No white males allowed in the squad. This is an anti-racist group that does not want white folks.

  13. Jake MacHine | July 23, 2019 at 11:43 AM | Reply

    Did anyone notice that cnn now has over 7.1 million subscribers?
    More fake news.

  14. Vlad Dracoson | July 23, 2019 at 11:53 AM | Reply

    Hey CNN! I hear now that your ratings are lower than the home and garden channel. Ya know what that means??? People would rather watch grass grow than turn to you!!!! ROFL!!!!

  15. It will be just a matter of a short time before CNN disables the comments here.

    Comment and read while you have a chance.

  16. Chris you should be a comedian !! LMAO!!!!!!

  17. Left Is Never Right | July 23, 2019 at 12:11 PM | Reply

    *The Democratic Youth camps are doing just Wonderful!..*

    • New Era Mysteries & Conspiracies | July 23, 2019 at 12:23 PM | Reply

      NO the Mexican camps that white trash porno sluts like you and Trump created are the only concentration camps here you lying sack of a$$ raped Republican white trash for an entire family of German blooded porno freaks !!

  18. Broken Arrow | July 23, 2019 at 12:25 PM | Reply

    Chris, you won’t have a job in a month…

  19. KingArthurVIII | July 23, 2019 at 12:25 PM | Reply

    Agreed – the Squad is a powerful liability to their own party.

  20. Just hear to watch the conservative “alpha” males cry about how victimized they are. 🍿

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