Amid growing tensions over immigration and race in the United States, U.S. President Donald Trump is doubling down on racist Tweets he made about Democratic party lawmakers.

Telling U.S. congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “crime-infested places they came from” seems to be a new low from a president who has not shied away from playing the race card before.

The rhetoric that many consider openly racist comes as the Trump administration is unveiling plans to make asylum seekers apply for refuge in the U.S. outside of the country.

CGTN’s Nathan King explains.

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