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President Donald Trump speaks during a Made in America showcase on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) 

Even before President Donald Trump's racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, Americans considered race relations in the United States to be generally bad.

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) 

 Defiant in the face of widespread censure, President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that his tweets suggesting four Democratic congresswomen of color return to their countries "were NOT Racist."

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In this April 9, 1997, file photo, WBC welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker adjusts his head phones during a news conference in Las Vegas. 

"When I first saw "Pernell Sweet Pea Whitaker" in Training Camp; it was like watching a Cat with boxing gloves," George Foreman said. "Best balance I'd ever seen in a Boxer."

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In this Friday, July 12, 2019, file photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., gestures while testifying before the House Oversight Committee 

In a tweet that has since been taken down, Trump said four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born in the U.S.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president wants to "make America white again."

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Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin awed the world with first human steps on moon

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More than 29,000 households in southern Louisiana had been affected by power outages by 2:10am

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(AP Photo/David J. Phillip) 

Strengthening storm expected to touch ground early Saturday

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(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) 

CBC members are largely undecided, but several have endorsed Harris and Biden

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The British Embassy Residence in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) 

"The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like," veteran diplomat Kim Darroch said in his resignation letter.

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