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PoliticsOcasio-Cortez calls President Trump a racist

08:05  07 january  2019
08:05  07 january  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez snaps back at Claire McCaskill for calling her a 'thing'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez snaps back at Claire McCaskill for calling her a 'thing' Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is showing yet again that she isn't one to shy away from snapping back at her critics, even if its from a member of her own party. In a recent CNN interview, outgoing Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., expressed confusion about why Ocasio-Cortez has become so popular among Democrats, saying, "I'm a little confused why she's the thing." Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her dismay with that wording on Saturday. "Not sure why fmr Sen. McCaskill keeps going on TV to call me a 'thing' and 'shiny object,' but it’s pretty disappointing," she said. Not sure why fmr Sen.

Asked if Trump was racist , Ocasio - Cortez responded, "yeah, yeah, no question." Ocasio - Cortez 's sheer ignorance on the matter can't cover up the fact that President Trump supported and Under the deal, Ocasio - Cortez calls for the United States to achieve zero carbon emissions in 12 years.

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez , the 29-year-old Democratic Socialist from New York who, along with all other new members of Congress, was sworn in on January 3, said President Donald Trump is a racist , “no question.” Cooper played it straight. “How can you say that?” he replied.

In a 60 Minutes interview that touched on a number of subjects, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said there's "no question" President Trump is racist. The comment came after correspondent Anderson Cooper asked Ocasio-Cortez, "Do you believe President Trump is a racist?"

"Yeah. Yeah. No question," Ocasio-Cortez replied.

The rookie congresswoman cited the president's rhetoric as proof.

Ocasio-Cortez doubles down on accusation that Trump is racist

Ocasio-Cortez doubles down on accusation that Trump is racist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday repeated her accusation that President Trump is racist, saying that should make everyone "uncomfortable." The freshman congresswoman first took a jab at Trump during an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," saying there is "no questio n" that Trump is racist. She elaborated on her claims on Twitter, listing instances she viewed to have racial undertones. "The President defended Neo-Nazis who murdered a woman in Charlottesville. The Dept of Justice sued him for not renting to Black tenants," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "He launched his campaign by calling Mexicans 'rapists.' He banned Muslims.

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez Says There's 'No Question' That President Trump Is a Racist . During the interview, Ocasio - Cortez discussed her political strategy, her hope for a Green New Deal, and how people have reacted to her platform—including how some have said that she will push the Democratic

Ocasio - Cortez is a self-described hardliner on environmental issues, calling climate change the "single biggest national security threat" facing the United States. On June 28, 2018, Ocasio - Cortez told CNN she would support the impeachment of President Trump , citing Trump 's alleged violations of

"When you look at the words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy," Ocasio-Cortez said. "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 night and day."

Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, called the president, "a symptom of a problem."

"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."

In response, the deputy White House press secretary said, "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."

In the interview, Ocasio-Cortez also responded to criticisms she's pushing the Democratic Party too far to the left and explained the tax hikes she would implement to help pay for her "Green New Deal."

Watch the full interview with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez here.

Ocasio-Cortez rips Trump in first House floor speech: 'It is not normal to shut down the government when we don’t get what we want'.
Democratic rising star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) gave her first House floor speech on Wednesday, delivering a rebuke of President Trump over the ongoing partial government shutdown. In the roughly three-minute speech, Ocasio-Cortez claimed the partial shutdown, now into its fourth week, is not about Trump's demands for a border wall, but "the erosion of American democracy." "It is actuall

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