Good Monday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.
• President Trump said on Sunday that a group of four minority congresswomen should “go back” to the countries they came from. (Only one of the women, Ilhan Omar, is from another country.) Mr. Trump’s slur, an established racist trope, is commonly used to single out the perceived foreignness of nonwhite, non-Christian people.
• In a news analysis, Peter Baker argues that no president in the last century has fanned the flames of white resentment more than Mr. Trump. “He appears to be drawing a deep line between the white, native-born America of his memory and the ethnically diverse, increasingly foreign-born country he is presiding over, challenging voters in 2020 to declare which side of that line they are on.”
• Pete Buttigieg struggled for a decade after leaving Harvard to overcome the fear that being gay was “a career death sentence.” Here’s his journey to come out of the closet.