Democrats See "Send Her Back" As Latest In String Of Attacks On Minorities

President Donald Trump has denounced a chant at a rally this week that some found racist, but democrats say the damage has already been done, Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports.

"For a president to stand there and encourage it, by letting it go on without saying anything, it's really shameful," Congressman Joaquin Castro says.

A vocal group of supporters at a trump campaign rally Wednesday night in Greenville, N.C. chanted "send her back" after President Trump trashed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who has been critical of the president.

Castro (D-TX), who is Hispanic, says he's faced the same racist attacks, which he says has increased under this administration.

"Just the other day on Twitter, somebody said, "I don’t like you. You should go back to your country.' And I asked him, 'You want me to go back to Texas? Because that's where I'm from,'"

Castro grew up on San Antonio's west side. His twin brother, Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro, still lives in that neighborhood.

The chant at the rally this week went on for more than ten seconds.The president did not stop it. At a press conference, he was asked why.

"I felt a little bit badly about it," he said."I disagree with it, but I didn’t say that. They did."

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