Opinion| The hosts of liberally-run news network MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” strayed from their regular condemnation of President Trump on Friday in order to focus on Democratic New York freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who they believe is helping secure President Trump’s reelection through her total lack of economic literacy.
During Friday’s segment, seven minutes were spent with the show’s panel and guests expressing their concern that Ocasio-Cortez is actually helping Trump by “flaunting her ignorance and celebrating the loss of American jobs.”
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“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough lamented that New York “was robbed of this Amazon opportunity” at the expense of the most needy.
Amazon announced Thursday it would no longer be building a second headquarters in New York City. Explaining the dramatic reversal, the tech giant pointed the finger squarely at local opposition. “[A] number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City,” it said.
Since November, the Democratic Socialist has been speaking out against the move. She has claimed that Amazon would receive big tax breaks.
Then, on Thursday she celebrated the city’s loss via Twitter, claiming that she had “defeated Amazon’s corporate greed.”
What she didn’t mention was that Amazon was preparing to create 25,000 new jobs, in turn funneling billions of dollars into our country’s economy. She also didn’t mention that Amazon had Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s support, in addition to other longtime Democratic Party leaders.
Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world. https://t.co/nyvm5vtH9k
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 14, 2019
Scarborough said that the plan was crushed by “people who don’t even understand basic economics.”
Ocasio-Cortez “ignored over 80% of Latinos in the New York area and 70% of black Americans in the New York area who needed these jobs, who wanted these jobs” by opposing Amazon’s arrival.
Donny Deutsch stated that the freshman congresswoman had linked herself to the “white morons in Manhattan,” pitting herself against the working class in New York. Of course, he still managed to get a knock in on President Trump. “Who would have thought on a day our portly president declared an emergency, it would be the second-most inane move of the day,” he said.
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Deutsch warned Ocasio-Cortez and her outlandish policy preferences would guarantee another four years of Trump as president. Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed a series of policy aims that drew equal parts alarm and ridicule from both parties, though 2020 Democratic hopefuls have lined up to endorse it. It proposes updating every building in America, skyrocketing taxes, and seeking to eliminate airplanes. Deutsch explained:
You attach this to the Green Deal and … President Trump now gets to go: ‘Oh, the Democrats don’t want jobs, the Democrats doesn’t want companies coming to your neighborhoods, the Democrats have a Green Deal that wants a 70% tax rate, … socialism. We are in a dangerous place and if people in the party doesn’t start to speak up against people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who is young and dynamic but does not know what she’s talking about, they’re going to hand the presidency back to Donald Trump.
President Trump has been vocal about his stance against socialism and large expansion of government recently.
“I find [her]extremely dangerous at this point,” Deutsch stated of Ocasio-Cortez.
Republican strategist Susan Del Percio had a similar sentiment. “Once again she shows how little she understands not just economics but even unemployment,” she stated. “She needs to learn basic things about what it is to be a representative.”
The hosts of the show didn’t argue.
“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski had a few pointers for Ocasio-Cortez. “She needs to follow some of the more successful, more mature members. I watch AOC with a lot of hope but I’m cringing, and I would love to give her some advice,” he suggested.
“Even if the ultimate responsibility is not laid at her feet, you don’t celebrate the loss of 25,000 jobs on Twitter,” Scarborough stated.
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