Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says 'No Question' Donald Trump is a Racist
While speaking on CBS’s 60 Minutes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “no question,” President Trump is a racist.??????When asked by Anderson Cooper to follow up and explain why, she said in part:????SOT 2 :22??“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.”????At the time of the Charlottesville incident, Trump received criticism for saying “very fine people,” were on both sides of the rally.??????The rally he was referring to was a white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally where counterprotester Heather Heyer was killed by a man who drove his car into the crowd.??????She did however note that Trump is just a “symptom” of the larger problem.
Saying that he didn't invent racism, but is instead giving a voice to it.????Ocasio-Cortez also said that he uses words that are historically dog whistles of white supremacy.????In a statement to 60 Minutes the White House deputy press secretary said in part, "Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez's sheer ignorance on the matter can't cover the fact that President Trump supported and passed historic criminal justice reform.”??