Republican senator calls AOC's squad the 'Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse,' 'left-wing cranks' and 'wack jobs' - and Trump quote-tweets him to dig in his heels on 'racism' fight

Donald Trump used his Twitter account on Wednesday to promote a U.S. senator's claim that a group of the president's Democratic detractors are 'the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse.'
The president quoted Louisiana Republican John Kennedy from an appearance the night before on the Fox News 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' program.
The line is a reference to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a symbolic prophecy from the biblical book of Revelation where the quartet are described as harbingers of the end of the world. In scripture they represent war, famine, pestilence and death. They are given power over one-quarter of the Earth.
Some theologians see one of the Horsemen as a symbol for the Anti-Christ.

Four newly elected Democratic congresswomen, all of whom are politically on the Democratic Party's left edge, held a press conference on Monday to blast President Trump for what they called a 'racist' tweet, in which he said they complain too much and should 'go back where they came from.'
Three of the four were born in the United States.
Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is a Somali-American immigrant. The three native-born Americans are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib. 
'I hesitate to contribute to this freak show,' Kennedy told Fox News host Tucker Carlson, but added that 'I don't think President Trump is a racist I don't think his original tweet was racist.'
The senator repeated Trump's dictum, which he has said publicly a half-dozen times this week: 'This is not China. This is America. In America if you hate our country, you are free to leave.'
'The squad,' as they are now known, have been openly critical of Trump's foreign policy, tax reductions, environmental policy and other administration priorities.
Omar has been accused of anti-Semitism for claiming American Jews are dual-loyalties to the U.S. and Israel, and asserting that U.S. lawmakers who support Israel are doing it 'for the Benjamins' – for money.  
'The simple fact of the matter is, the four congresswomen think that America was wicked in its origins, they think that America and its people are even more wicked now, that we are all racist and misogynistic and evil. They’re entitled to their opinion, they’re Americans. But I’m entitled to my opinion and I just think they’re left-wing cranks,' Kennedy said. 
'They’re the reason there are directions on a shampoo bottle. I think we should ignore them.'
'I’m entitled to say that they’re wack jobs,' he added.

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