On Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted that four nonwhite women in Congress should “go back” to their countries, repeating racist rhetoric that nonwhite citizens are not Americans.
Hours later, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt tweeted his support of the city's immigrant community.
“Oklahoma City is a diverse community where 60 percent of our children are non-white. Many of our residents are immigrants. Almost all of us are the descendants of immigrants,” Holt tweeted. “We are working closely with our Native community to honor those who were truly the first Americans.”
On Monday, Holt told The Oklahoman his tweet was an effort to make sure all Oklahoma City residents feel welcome, despite the rhetoric from the president.