3:01 PM PT -- The congresswomen just wrapped up the press conference, and their message was unified and clear -- President Trump's xenophobic comments are a distraction, and his actions have more than justified him being impeached.
All 4 Representatives all spoke, starting with Rep. Pressley, who urged the country to not take the bait and hold Trump accountable for the mass detention, deportation and separation of families at the border.
Rep. Omar went the hardest at POTUS, reminding everyone of his countless past comments denounced as sexist, racist and xenophobic ... and AOC wrapped things up by accusing him of being weak-minded and resorting to personal attacks instead of debating policy.
Trump was definitely aware of the presser, as he was on Twitter throughout, starting with this tweet ... "We will never be a Socialist or Communist Country. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE! It is your choice, and your choice alone. This is about love for America. Certain people HATE our Country...."
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar says President Trump's xenophobic tweets are disturbing, because while she's heard those very words before -- they've never come from the White House.
The U.S. Rep from Minnesota is not holding her tongue in responding to Trump -- telling a photog Monday in Washington, D.C. ... she's been a citizen for 2 decades, and the other Congresswomen he attacked were born in this country. That aside, she dismissed his comments as old-school racist and xenophobic rhetoric.
As you know by now ... President Trump said Sunday that 4 sitting minority female members of the House of Representatives should go back and fix the "totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."
Rep. Omar says all 4 Congresswomen plan to introduce a resolution to call out and condemn such messages coming from the Trump administration.
Last but not least, Rep. Omar has a message for all immigrants, especially kids, who are feeling dejected and hurt by the President's words.
As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States.
Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen. https://t.co/FBygHa2QTt