Trump's tweets branded racist: BBC News Review 2022

July 14, 2023

President Trump has been accused of posting ‘racist’ tweets attacking 4 congresswomen – none of whom are white. Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib have responded to these tweets.

The story
A group of Democratic congresswomen criticised by President Trump in a series of racially-charged tweets have accused him of pursuing a white-nationalist agenda.
At a joint news conference, the four women – none of them white – condemned what they called the president’s “xenophobic comments”.
One of them, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, said that all American citizens had a right to be in the US – no matter the colour of their skin or their religion.

Key words and phrases
passing around and through a group or system
• Make sure to wash your hands. There’s a flu circulating at the moment.
• Once the news had circulated around the company, the CEO called a meeting.

loud angry complaint
• After his anger-fuelled rant, the lecturer had a headache and needed to lie down.
• I always feel better after a good rant – it clears all your frustrations!

-take the bait
react to provocation
• The younger sibling didn’t take the bait when his older brother teased him.
• Despite his opponent’s insults, the politician didn’t take the bait and stayed on topic.

Language challenge

An ‘extreme dislike or fear of foreigners’ is known as:
a) zenophobia
b) xeknowfobya
c) xenophobia

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  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English July 14, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    Learn words from the news with News Review. We have plenty of videos for you to watch. Pick one from our playlist:

  2. 🍄 There is circulating news about the manager being promoted.
    🍄 After a long rant nothing happened.
    🍄 Her young sister often takes the bait, but no one knows the truth.

  3. I never felt learning from this show is a kind of taking a bait as this show already impressed me.

  4. Lovely session! Learning new vocabulary and improving my English. Thanks Dan n Catherine.
    You both are great!

  5. More and more people tend to rant and rave on trivia in modern city life.

  6. Reply
    Josep María Barretina July 14, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    Thank you.

  7. 'Racially charged' tweets… the news is putting it lightly already

  8. Wonderful shows, thank you for your brilliant work. Learnt a lot English phrases from your program. Greetings from China

  9. I like Dan. you are handsome and full of grace Dan. Catherine also <3

  10. Thank all of you!I love bbc and I watch your program every day😘

  11. I like the conversation

  12. Sneaky, editorializing nonetheless.We are not fooled but carry on for the sake of the snowflakes.

  13. This is one of the very useful way to study English and learn about vocabulary…thank you.

  14. Circulating-passing around and through Group or system
    Rant-loud and angry complaint
    Take the bait-react to provocation

  15. Reply
    Владислав Ворнавской July 14, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    Русские на месте?

  16. Wow I like his voice

  17. Reply
    shalika indrajith July 14, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    My fevorite program… Thanks

  18. These are really informative and interesting

  19. More effective than bbc 6 minutes English

  20. Reply
    همسات قلب عاشق July 14, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    Please talk sloly

  21. Reply
    Mallikarjun Angadi July 14, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    Very beautiful.

  22. Reply
    Françoise Nicollet July 14, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    Awesome as usual, I never fail to learn new expressions with you ! thank you from France !

  23. Well done BBC Learning English. Interesting episode. Love it so much.😁😁

  24. The news and the word seizes is good BBC News – Iran seizes two UK tankers in Strait of Hormuz

  25. Thank you Dan, thank you Catherine

  26. Reply
    Roberto Diaz Martin July 14, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    I took the bait from BBC, so I can't stop watching your magnificent videos, thank you so much!!

  27. I fell in love Katherine's voice.

  28. Reply
    踏花歸去馬蹄香 July 14, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    hello,what Catherine said in 7:17?"(nomio) or (nominelous) some people call it",what is the word in the brackets?Thanks!

  29. Thank you, BBC. 💚

  30. What a wonderful way of learning new words. Lots of thanks Dan and Katherine!!! Actually I''m taking a bait on my learning process every day.

  31. I’ll take the bait every time Dan hosts the News Review!😝

  32. Bell is good working ,we've already hit it

  33. I need the English caption,pls

  34. I always hit the bell…thanks😁

  35. Thank you very much for everything you have given us.

  36. all the love
    from syria ❤❤

  37. subtitles please ?

  38. great story

  39. Ranting can be relieving although I sometimes regret it.

  40. thanks for this amazing video.

  41. thanks a lot for giving a fantastic opportunity to catch a glimpse of the light at the end of the long tunnel of learning the English language

  42. where is the quiz please?

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