Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "No question", Trump's a racist.

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Time and time again, she says what a lot (if not all) of us are thinking. The youngest woman to ever be elected to congress, a Boricua from the Boogie-Down-Bronx, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made a name for herself by speaking her truth. At just 28 years old she has gone from being a Bartender/Organizer to a Congresswoman in the matter of a couple years and she hasn’t done so by playing politics.

Recently she had her first conversation with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes. While I wish that they had given her the entire 60 minutes, the 14 minutes that they did give her were more than enough. From climate change and the policy that she supports to combat it, to keeping big money out of politics she is consistent with her message and authentic as they come.

If you have been paying attention to her rhetoric, you may have noticed that she doesn’t speak much about the current Celebrity-in-chief. Not that we need to hear her state her opinion on the man with the orange tan, in order for us to know where she stands. I think being a Latina from the Bronx that wears hoop earrings to being sworn into Congress says all that we need to know. However, it is interesting that she says less about 45 than her colleagues.

 
 

"Do you believe that President Trump is a racist?” Ocasio replied without hesitation, “Yeah, yeah, no question”.

Nonetheless, during her 14 minutes on 60 minutes Anderson Cooper asked her "Do you believe that President Trump is a racist?” Ocasio replied without hesitation, “Yeah, yeah, no question”. She continued, “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.”

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It’s safe to say that even if you totally disagree with her tax policies, which unless you make over $10,000,000 a year that’s just strange, Alexandria is a voice that is necessary in congress. She’s a voice of the people, she’s a representative of the people. You know, the way that congress members are supposed to be. Check out the full 60 Minutes interview here.

Chadwick Burnaw