Ocasio-Cortez Gets a History Lesson After Comparing the President’s Border Wall to the Berlin Wall

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) made headlines after her comments on a Friday livestream in which she likened President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall to the Berlin Wall, Fox News reports.

The 29-year-old self-proclaimed democratic socialist, who unseated a 20-year congressional veteran in former Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), took to the internet on Friday, slamming the president’s wall by calling the proposed structure a “moral abomination” and comparing it to the Berlin Wall.

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The comparison drew much criticism online, with Canadian evolutionary behavioral scientist Dr. Gad Saad calling Ocasio-Cortez the “New Millennial Lenin”:

The Berlin Wall, the infamous ideological barrier built by the German Democratic Republic in 1961 that separated Soviet Union-controlled East Berlin from capitalist West Berlin during the Cold War, was constructed to prevent East Berlin citizens from escaping into West Berlin.

The wall was eventually torn down, with deconstruction finishing in 1992, the year after the hammer and sickle flew for the final time.

The statue of former President Ronald Reagan — who famously demanded that Soviet Union General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev “tear down this wall” — that is currently housed in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol contains parts of the Berlin Wall in its pedestal.

These comments come at the end of a week in which Amazon announced it would be pulling its plans for building its second headquarters in Queens, New York, due to demands made by Ocasio-Cortez and a handful of local politicians.

On Friday, Trump signed a government spending bill to avert another potential shutdown while simultaneously declaring a state of emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, which will allow him to pull more funds to build a border wall in hopes of mitigating illegal immigration.

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WellHungChad
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“[The Berlin wall] was constructed to prevent East Berlin citizens from ESCAPING INTO West Berlin.” I guess that was because socialism/communism on the Eastern side was such a resounding success! Either that, or the beer was better in West Berlin.

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