Mark Charles thinks it is time for America to have a national conversation about race, gender and class.
Published July 15, 2019
Presidential Candidate Mark Charles (Navajo) wants to debate Trump
WASHINGTON — Apparently, playing to his base, a not-so-presidential, on Sunday morning just before a round of golf, President Donald Trump told four freshmen minority Congresswomen through a tweet to “go back: to the country from where they are from. All four, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, are in fact citizens of the United States and would not be eligible to be members of Congress without such status.
Three of the four Congresswomen were born in the United States. Only Ilhan Omar, whose family fled civil war and came to this country from a Kenyan refugee camp, was born outside of the United States. She became a U.S. citizen when she was 17.
Mark Charles, a dual citizen of the Navajo Nation and the United States, announced in late May he is running for president of the United States. By Sunday afternoon, Charles responded to Trump’s remarks that race experts would call racist in a Tweet:
On Sunday morning President Donald J. Trump tweeted the thread pictured above. I don’t regularly respond to his chaos, but this tweet was so offensive and ignorant that I felt obliged to reply.
After the colonization and ethnic cleansing of Turtle Island, by European nations and the US, fixing the “totally broken”, white supremacist, racist and sexist foundations of THIS country is precisely what I am trying to do. I look forward to meeting you in the debates in 2020.