It's 2019 and there's something tedious about Republicans following the media's commands to twist their knickers when President Trump tweets.
Sometimes Trump's comments or purpose may be confusing, but this time around his intentions were obvious. He stepped into a Dem civil war being fought between the Dem establishment and a lefty insurgency, and set out to make the "squad" of Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Co. into the public face of the Democrats. His comments were meant to get the Democrats to rally around them. And it worked.
Yes his language makes a lot of Republicans uneasy, but his targets are the independents and swing voters who do indeed wonder why people who seem to constantly criticise this country don't just leave.
Trump wants to make Cortez, Omar and Tlaib into the public face of the Democrats by attacking them, forcing the Dems to defend them.
The more outrage is stirred up, the more they become the politicians most associated with the Democrats. And, it should go without saying, this does nothing good for the Dem election prospects in 2020.