Don Nevaro’s Opinion & Speculation | Self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist/freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York slammed President Donald Trump this week, claiming that he is “directly responsible” for the back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio this past weekend.
The comments were made by the bartender turned politician during a vigil that was held in Brooklyn for the victims of the shootings.
The Hill reported:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) late Monday said that President Trump’s divisive rhetoric on immigration was “directly responsible” for the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas that left at least 22 people dead.
The freshman New York congresswoman made the comments while speaking at a vigil in Brooklyn for the victims of the shooting in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, according to the New York Daily News.
“I’m tired of the questioning if the president is racist. He is,” Ocasio-Cortez told a crowd of about 500 people, the newspaper noted.
According to the Gateway Pundit, the Dayton shooter “was a staunch Democrat Socialist who supported Antifa and Elizabeth Warren.” Why didn’t Ocasio-Cortez mention that while she was attacking the President?
Fox News reports, “Blowback against the New York Times over a headline about President Trump’s response to recent mass shootings is a frightening precedent, according to Mollie Hemingway. The fact several media and political figures were able to convince the paper to change its headline after the first edition exposes the collective outrage as a ‘mob,’ Hemingway claimed Tuesday on ‘Special Report.'”
“Clearly, the first headline was more factual and less opinion-y than the second headline — which was not a very well constructed headline,” the Federalist senior editor stated.
A headline about Trump’s remarks on the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton drew condemnation online — including from some Democratic presidential candidates — and was subsequently changed late Monday. The newspaper summarized Trump’s comments, in which he denounced hate and white supremacy, with the headline “Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism” on the front page of its first edition.
In response, several Democrats blasted the newspaper.
AOC leveled the headline as a “reminder of how white supremacy is aided by — and often relies upon — the cowardice of mainstream institutions.”
Let this front page serve as a reminder of how white supremacy is aided by – and often relies upon – the cowardice of mainstream institutions. https://t.co/ynjgtT66yI
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 6, 2019
What I think she just said is basically trying to imply is that if you are white, you are racist, PERIOD.