Republican Strategist Asks Where Melania Trump Was Born in Slamming Donald's 'Go Back' Tweet Against Congresswomen

Republican strategist and CNN and Telemundo contributor Ana Navarro slammed President Donald Trump's tweets Sunday telling Congresswomen of color to "go back" to the countries they came from by bringing up first lady Melania Trump and asking where she was born.

Navarro, who was born in Nicaragua and due to political turmoil moved to the U.S. with her family, took issue with Trump's tweets where he said it was "interesting" that "'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe," were saying "how our government is to be run." Trump concluded, "Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came," and, "These places need your help badly, you can't leave fast enough."

On CNN Sunday night, Navarro pointed to a couple of Republican senators and the first lady to argue that the president is racist.

"Listen, Ted Cruz was born in Canada. Marco Rubio's parents were born in Cuba. Melania Trump was born where? Slovenia. How about her parents who are here through family immigration?" Navarro said, bringing up a common criticism of the president's stance on immigration.

"I'm sick of that guy's hypocrisy and his ways of dividing this country, pitting people against each other," Navarro continued. "And I think it is no coincidence, no coincidence that the congresspeople he is picking on are all women of color. Are all women of color."

Though Donald Trump did not name the progressive Congresswomen, he was obviously referring to "The Squad": Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who has a Puerto Rican-born mother and was born in New York, Rashida Tlaib who has Palestinian parents and was born in Michigan, Ayanna Pressley who is black and was born in Ohio, and Ilhan Omar who was born in Somalia and moved to New York with her family. The president added that he was sure that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has pushed more moderate politics," would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!"

Navarro on Sunday night also quote tweeted the president and commented, "@AOC was born in New York. @RashidaTlaib was born in Michigan. @AyannaPressley was born in Ohio. @IlhanMN is a naturalized American, like 2 of Trump's wives (so far)," referring to Melania Trump and the president's first wife Ivana Trump, who was born in what is now the Czech Republic.

"They're just as American as the Trump Family," Navarro continued. "Only difference is they pay taxes and are not white...or orange."

@AOC was born in New York. @RashidaTlaib was born in Michigan. @AyannaPressley was born in Ohio. @IlhanMN is a naturalized American, like 2 of Trump’s wives (so far). They’re just as American as the Trump Family. Only difference is they pay taxes and are not white...or orange.

— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) July 14, 2019

Melania Trump was born in Slovenia and grew up in the small rural town of Sevnica. She left her home country about 30 years ago for Ljubljana in the late 1980s and moved to the U.S. several years later on a visitor's visa. She worked as a model and was granted U.S. legal residency through a green card using the EB-1 program or "Einstein visa" for people who have "an extraordinary ability, are an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a multinational executive or manager."

The president has also been criticized for wanting to end "chain migration," a program that lets U.S. citizens to sponsor immediate family members for legal residency, despite it being the program that Melania Trump used to put her parents Viktor and Amalija Knavs on a path to American citizenship.

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A sign which reads 'Welcome to the Hometown of the First Lady' in Slovenian, is pictured on November 27, 2016 in Sevnica, Slovenia. Born in Slovenia, Melania Trump was raised in the town of Sevnica, by her father, a car salesman, and her mother, a pattern maker at a textile factory. The former model will become the second foreign-born First Lady of the United States when her husband Donald Trump is sworn in as President during a ceremony in Washington DC on January 20, 2017. Jack Taylor/Getty