Ocasio-Cortez says ‘no question’ Trump is a racist

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that there is “no question” that President Trump is a racist. 

The newly elected congresswoman made the comments in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” saying that she feels comfortable making the claim because of the words Trump uses. 

“The president certainly didn’t invent racism,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “But he’s certainly given a voice to it and expanded it and created a platform for those things.”

Asked by moderator Anderson Cooper if she considered Trump a racist, Ocasio-Cortez responded “no question.”

“How can you say that?” Cooper asked. 

“When you look at the words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy. When you look at how he reacted to the Charlottesville incident, where neo-Nazis murdered a woman, versus how he manufactures crises like immigrants seeking legal refuge on our borders, it’s, it’s night and day,” Ocasio-Cortez said, adding that Trump was a “symptom” of a problem.

Trump received scrutiny in 2017 over his reaction to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., that turned deadly. Among other things, Trump said that “very fine people” on both sides were at the rally. 

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The White House said in a statement to “60 Minutes” that Ocasio-Cortez’s comments reflected “sheer ignorance.”

“Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s sheer ignorance on the matter can’t cover the fact that President Trump supported and passed historic criminal justice reform… and… has repeatedly condemned racism and bigotry in all forms,” the White House deputy press secretary said.

Ocasio-Cortez, 29, became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in November and is considered a rising progressive star in the Democratic Party. 

She was officially sworn in to Congress last week along with other lawmakers. Her swearing-in came amid a government shutdown that has now entered its third week. 

Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday accused GOP lawmakers of “hostage-taking” with their demands for border security in a new spending bill. 

“If the GOP wants a wall so badly, they can try to propose and pass a bill like anybody else,” she tweeted. “Instead, they are seizing gov operations + innocent people’s pay until they get what they want.”

source: thehill.com

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7 Comments

  • Dixin Balzdeap
    Posted January 10, 2019 7:17 am 0Likes

    This woman is completely moronic, and deranged…..

    The reason that every picture of her shows her to appear like a loon, her eyes not looking, or even focusing in the same direction, is because she perpetually looks like that…..

    A photographer would have to take many thousands of pictures, over the course of a very long day, or even a week, to get a single one that makes her look like she is “normal”…..

    Even then, the picture would expose the insanity behind that weird facade, those strangely distant eyes that lack any semblance of intelligence, or coherent thought, behind them…..

    • Debra Hansen
      Posted April 5, 2019 3:30 am 0Likes

      She will never look normal, because she is not normal

  • Ken Wagner
    Posted March 20, 2019 3:39 pm 0Likes

    He’s not, but she sure is!!!! She is racist against prejudiced about White Males and Christians. Can’t they see that they are!

  • Ken Wagner
    Posted March 20, 2019 3:41 pm 0Likes

    My mistake in typing: Shes a racist and is predjudiced about White Males and Christians. Apologize for my poor sentence structure. KRW

  • Ted Juszkiewicz
    Posted April 22, 2019 3:10 pm 0Likes

    The quote by Stalin comes to mind. “People deserve the government they get.”

  • NavyPO
    Posted September 14, 2019 5:27 pm 0Likes

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  • NavyPO
    Posted September 14, 2019 5:28 pm 0Likes

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