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House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist' tweets after chaotic session where Pelosi paralyzed House when she walked out

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WATCH: Pelosi calls Trump's tweets about congresswomen 'racist' in House speech House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned President Donald Trump's tweets in which he told four minority congresswomen to .go back. to their home countries.
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  • The House voted to condemn President Trump's tweets demanding four Democratic lawmakers go 'back to where they came from. The chamber also voted to allow Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call Trump a 'racist.' Republicans asked for her remarks to be stricken, but the Democratic-controlled House voted in favor of the speaker. 'These comments from the White House are disgraceful and disgusting and these comments are racist,' Pelosi said. The House floor froze for over an hour as lawmakers debated over what to do after Pelosi made her comments and then walked out. House guidelines specifically say 'remarks may not refer to the president' as a 'racist' or as 'having made a bigoted or racist statement.' In an unprecedented move, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, who was presiding over the floor, dropped his gavel and announced 'I abandon the chair.
  • Trump proclaims he doesn't have a racist bone in his body.
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