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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Trump a Racist, 'No Question'

alexandria ocasio-cortez continues to speak up against donald trump.

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. (Susan Walsh/AP)

By    |   Sunday, 06 January 2019 07:26 PM

President Donald Trump is a racist, “no question,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said during a wide-ranging interview that aired Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes.”

"Yeah. Yeah. No question," Ocasio-Cortez replied when CBS correspondent Anderson Cooper asked whether she thought the president was racist, citing his rhetoric as proof.

"When you look at the words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy," Ocasio-Cortez said. "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."

Trump in August of 2017 blamed violence in Charlottesville, Va., that left one woman dead on “both sides,” and delayed denouncing white supremacists for two days because he said he didn’t know the facts. His comments were condemned by Democrats and Republicans alike.

The congresswoman also called Trump a “symptom of a problem.”

"The president certainly didn't invent racism," Ocasio-Cortez said, "But he's certainly given a voice to it and expanded it and created a platform for those things."

The White House pushed back, saying Ocasio-Cortez’ “sheer ignorance on the matter can’t cover the fact that President Trump supported and passed historical criminal justice reform. … and … has repeatedly condemned racism and bigotry in all forms.”

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President Donald Trump is a racist, "no question," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said during a wide-ranging interview that aired Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes."
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