WASHINGTON – Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said President Donald Trump is afraid of "strong" and "Latino women."
Speaking to Spanish-language television news “Noticias Telemundo,” Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview that aired Sunday that Trump "has a lot of problems: he is a racist, he is anti-immigrant and more than that… his administration is corrupt."
"He has a track record: he is afraid of strong women, of Latino women, he is unethical,” she continued.
En entrevista con @Guadvenegas para Noticias Telemundo, @AOC aseguró que “no es bueno para un país tan diverso tener un presidente tan intolerante”.
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— Noticias Telemundo (@TelemundoNews) December 23, 2019
The interview came as Ocasio-Cortez hosted a Spanish-language town hall event for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2020 bid for the White House.
Ocasio-Cortez stated during the interview that "If the President thinks I am crazy…It would actually be a problem if he would agree with my ideas."
She continued that “This president was elected for a reason with which I disagree.”
“There were many economic problems, opportunities ... and those were the reasons to choose it. He hasn't fixed them, but I think the themes of this Bernie campaign are positive, not negative,” she stated.
Ocasio-Cortez has become one of the most-known first-term congressional members after defeating a well-known and powerful incumbent in New York's 14th congressional district in 2018 while working as a waitress. At 29, she became the youngest congresswoman ever.
She has been a frequent critic of Trump throughout her entire tenure on Capitol Hill.
She said in October that it was better to be a "wack job," using Trump's words, than a "criminal who betrays our country."
Ocasio-Cortez, who is Puerto Rican, talked about the importance of maintaining the Spanish language within the communities, saying that “If we are first or second generation, it is important that we cultivate our language. I must speak and practice more to improve my own Spanish. Our language is the link with our families and our communities.”
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