On Monday, the hashtag "#RacistGOP" began to trend as many Republicans chose to stay silent on the president's comments.
"Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.
By the end of the day, only a handful of Republicans had condemned the president's comments, with Ohio Congressman Mike Turner calling on the U.S. leader to apologize for what "were racist" tweets.
Meanwhile, asked by CNN whether the president's tweets were racist, Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst said plainly: "Uh, yeah.
Among those who did not, however, were the many Twitter users who saw the "#RacistGOP" hashtag trend on Monday and Tuesday.
"The silence from the @GOP about @realDonaldTrump's vile #racist tweets is entirely predictable," lamented former Democratic Congress candidate Dr. Dena Grayson.
"The president's comments were destructive, demeaning and disunifying," Romney said, appearing to skirt the word "racist" in favor of alliteration. »