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these comments from the White House are disgraceful and disgusting and the comments are racist a vote in the US house of representatives condemning president Donald Trump for quote racist comments against for minority democratic congresswoman broke down almost perfectly along party lines Democrats condemning the president for the racially charged attacks on their members I know racism when I see it and Republicans defending the president claiming that calling him a racist was itself a violation of political politeness our rules of order and decency were broken today , and worse , the house just voted to condone this violation of decorum the measure passed two hundred and forty to one eighty seven with only four Republicans joining Democrats in censuring the president's Tuesday night and it comes as a Reuters poll found that in the wake of the tweets widely condemned as racist trump has actually enjoyed a boost in popular support among Republicans his net approval rating among Republicans meeting the number of respondents who approve of his performance minus the number who disapprove rose five percent from the week before to seventy two percent but his approval among independents and Democrats fell leaving his overall approval rating forty one percent unchanged from a week earlier the firestorm kicked off when trump tweeted that for progressive Democrats go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came the four women are either black Hispanic or Muslim three of the four were born in the US and the attacks bird critics to accuse trump of race baiting Democrats who just last week roiled by divisions between house speaker Nancy Pelosi and the progress of members known colloquially as the squad quickly United in the face of the attack on the caucus there is no place anywhere for the president's words which are not only divisive but dangerous as the C. span cameras showed the floor during the vote tally squad member representative il hun oh Mara Minnesota in the white head scarf can be seen approaching speaker Pelosi wearing the magenta suit they embrace and can be seen in animated conversation for several minutes Republicans pushed hard Tuesday night for a show of support for their own party leader and it was near unanimous after Tuesday's vote trump praised his party's unity tweeting the Republican vote was one eighty seven to four wow