White House Slams Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Ignorance’ After She Claims There’s ‘No Question’ Trump Is a Racist

During a “60 Minutes” interview with Anderson Cooper, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said there was “no question” that President Donald Trump is racist.

Cooper sat down with Ocasio-Cortez to dive into her political rise. A self-described Democratic Socialist, Ocasio-Cortez has made waves for her comments on tax rates and Medicare for All, but she has largely avoided talking about Trump.

That all changed during her interview with Cooper.

Watch:

Ocasio-Cortez: I think [President Trump’s] a symptom of a problem.

Cooper: What do you mean?

Ocasio-Cortez: The president certainly didn’t invent racism, but he’s certainly given a voice to it and expanded it and created a platform for those things.

When Copper pressed her directly on whether she thinks the president is racist, Ocasio-Cortez responded, “Yeah. Yeah. No question.”

“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.”

Cooper and his team at “60 Minutes” spoke to a deputy White House press secretary, who pointed to the president’s successes and previous statements about racism, saying:

“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.”

The White House later expanded on their defense of the president by highlighting that the administration has secured record amounts of money for historically black colleges and universities and worked to create record-low unemployment in the Hispanic and black communities.

This is not the first time that Ocasio-Cortez has raised some eyebrows for outlandish, unsubstantiated comments. In the past, she has compared the battle against climate change to World War II and accused former White House chief of staff and four-star General John Kelly of “cowardice.”

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Brian K. Stephens
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Just another reason not to watch 60 Minutes. Having this host on and asking no questions to challenge Occasional-Cortex, makes this an extension of an unwatchable AC360 on CNN. Cooper does not push back on her at all. What did President Trump say at Charlottesville that was racist? What does he do today that is particularly racist. Challenge her!

Vickie Ledoux Johnston
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Her ignorance is astounding. When are these Democratic socialist going to stop? They’re brainwashing an entire generation!!!!

Raymond Guay
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This one is about as dumb as a bag of hammers. An embarrassment for her generation and the educators who taught her.

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