Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday. While on the show she was asked point black if she "believes President Trump is a racist."
Her response? There's "no question" he is.
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims President Trump is a “symptom”
Anderson Cooper: “Do you believe President Trump is a racist?”
AOC: “Yeah, yeah, no question”
She cited examples of news narratives to validate her claims, yet she couldn’t give any specific examples pic.twitter.com/ROff7uXemg
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 7, 2019
As is usually the case when someone on the left accuses President Trump of racism, there is no specific example. She at least did mention news narratives to validate her claims, but not a specific example of racism. If there is "no question" President Trump is racist then why is that no one can ever come up with an example?
“When you look at the words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “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.”
At another point she referred to herself as "radical." “If that’s what radical means, then call me a radical,” Ocasio-Cortez said. This was after she was asked about her radical agenda.
Cooper asked about some of the factual errors in her tweets. She made a claim that "Medicare for All" could be funded by the Pentaton's accounting errors. The very liberal Washington Post rated this claim as "Four Pinicchios."
Ocasio-Cortez responded: "I think that there's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually and semantically correct than about being morally right... Whenever I make a mistake. I say, 'Okay, this was clumsy,' and then I restate what my point was. But it's-- it's not the same thing as-- as the president lying about immigrants. It's not the same thing, at all."
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) January 7, 2019
The White House issued a response to the claims made on CBS News:
“Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s sheer ignorance on the matter can’t cover the fact that President Trump supported and passed historic criminal justice reform.”