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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Brian K. Stephens

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… Read more »

Rocky Drummond
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Rocky Drummond

“What did President Trump say at Charlottesville that was racist?”

Trump was not AT Charlottesville. His response to the murder and Neo-Nazi protests made headlines news around the world. Did you really miss all of that? Just curious.

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

Rocky, you are forgetting the Trumpsters’ mantra, “It doesn’t matter.” Brian & his 12 up votes didn’t MISS the Charlottesville comments, “sh-thole countries” comment, calling of the NFL players “Sons of B_tches, ” “birther” conspiracy, fines for violation of Fair Housing Act, the welcomed endorsement of every White Supremacy group… Read more »

Rocky Drummond
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Rocky Drummond

They see these things, but it just doesn’t seem to register with them. Whoosh.

Timoteo Suazo
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Timoteo Suazo

I heard his comments. They were factual. There were good and bad people on both sides of that event. The failure on the left is to admit that their leftist attack dogs, Antifa, are the most violent hate group in the country.

Alan Mills
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Alan Mills

Brian, if memory serves correct, the president condemned the violence. I think the biggest mistake he made was he said that both sides shared in the blame. I know some will argue this but I believe he was right. Wrong is wrong but the counter protesters did so in a… Read more »

Rocky Drummond
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Rocky Drummond

“Brian, if memory serves correct, the president condemned the violence.” There was outrage from ALL sides: “The Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists are repulsive and evil,” Ted Cruz said in a statement. “Very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a… Read more »

Vickie Ledoux Johnston
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Vickie Ledoux Johnston

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

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

As a baby boomer I can tell you that you are correct to be concerned about political “brainwashing an entire generation.” Many of my generation STILL believe, Ronald Reagan’s “tax cuts pay for themselves” and “tax cuts for the rich will trickle down to the middle class.” For god’s sake,… Read more »

Raymond Guay
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Raymond Guay

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

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

How do you think the educators of Trumpers are feeling? Mexico will pay for a wall? A wall will solve the immigration problem? A guy with a long, extensive history of corruption & narcissism will make a perfect POTUS? “It doesn’t matter” if a candidate for Senate or SCOTUS has… Read more »

Christian Beckman
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Christian Beckman

Phyllis Softa – Credible sexual assault alllegations against him? I presume you are speaking of Kavanaugh, to which I would say “What kind of world are you living in!” So what you are saying is a credible sexual assault alllegation is an allegations made of an incident that may or… Read more »

Christian Beckman
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Christian Beckman

It doesn’t matter that the accused can vouch for where he was and what he was doing through: —-> 1). A calendar he took notes on at the time. —->2). A friend confirming he was not even at the scene of the incident, and —->3). Over forty women testifying that… Read more »

Christian Beckman
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Christian Beckman

The facts really don’t matter to you do they? after all if a woman says something happened and she points the finger at one man, by golly then it must’ve happened and no evidence is even needed, end of story! It doesn’t matter that such false allegations tend to screw… Read more »

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