Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s fifteen minutes of fame are about up and now comes the infamy. Her tax plan has been soundly rejected by most sane observers but she still persists and it will define her.
She is out of her depth but that won’t stop her – she has to pay back the radical left who put her there and that, of course, includes taking scandalous shots at Trump.
It is all so predictable but that doesn’t mean it is right. From CNN:
There is “no question” that President Donald Trump is a racist, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview that aired Sunday night.
Speaking on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, told Anderson Cooper that Trump “certainly didn’t invent racism. But he’s certainly given a voice to it and expanded it and created a platform for those things.”
“Do you believe President Trump is a racist?” Cooper asked.
“Yeah, yeah, no question,” Ocasio-Cortez replied.
“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 night and day,” she continued.
From CBS: 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.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the president is a racist, “no question.” The White House told 60 Minutes that President Trump “has repeatedly condemned racism and bigotry in all forms.” https://t.co/Wulr0l7fFK pic.twitter.com/o6pCTPmabt
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) January 6, 2019