AOC, Omar, Pressley, Tlaib: Who are ‘the squad’ of congresswomen?
The ongoing row between US President Donald Trump and four non-white Democratic congresswomen has continued to escalate following a controversial campaign rally.
During a speech in North Carolina, Mr Trump took aim at Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley as well as Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born lawmaker who he focused much of his criticism on.
His rhetoric prompted a chant of “send her back” from his supporters, which Mr Trump on Thursday claimed he disagreed with.
The rally fallout follows debate over a series of vitriolic tweets and statements by the president that have been widely condemned as racist.
All the women are US citizens. So what else do we know of the lawmakers known as “the Squad”?