Youngest woman ever elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Trump is a racist

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Youngest ever elected congress member Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says no question president Trump is a racist

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.

“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.”

CBS

  • Niemals

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said there’s “no question” that Donald Trump is racist.

    Donald Trump and Abyad Hind are probably the followers of the “Popular Science Monthly”
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/80558b08e1b5dbf6545daeab239c60eb30672752e3d7294deca18933475be959.jpg
    Scientific racism is the pseudoscientific belief that empirical evidence exists to support or justify racism, racial inferiority, or racial superiority.
    Historically, scientific racist ideas received credence in the scientific community but are no longer considered scientific. However it does not apply Hinds racial ideology, that appears from time to time on this forum (Twitter).

    Scientific racism was common during the period from 1600s to the end of World War I. It is still common among Hinds and her alike and that despite that since the second half of the 20th century, scientific racism has been criticized as obsolete and discredited, yet historically has persistently been used to support or validate racist world-views, based upon belief in the existence and significance of racial categories and a hierarchy of superior and inferior races.

    “The myth of ‘race’ has created an enormous amount of human and social damage.
    In recent years, it has taken a heavy toll in human lives, and caused untold suffering”.[7] Such “biological fact” has not reached a consensus as developments in human evolutionary genetics showed that human genetic differences are often gradual.[8][9]”