Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., called President Donald Trump racist on Sunday, and the White House immediately fired back with fire and fury.
During an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” with host Anderson Cooper, Ocasio-Cortez was asked if she believes Trump is “racist.”
“Do you believe President Trump is a racist?” Cooper asked.
“Yeah, yeah, no question,” Ocasio-Cortez responded, adding that she believes Trump is a “symptom of a problem” and has given a voice to racism.
When Cooper pressed Ocasio-Cortez to provide specific examples of Trump’s “racism,” she rambled and attempted to provide vague, debunked stories.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the president is a racist, “no question.” The White House told 60 Minutes that President Trump “has repeatedly condemned racism and bigotry in all forms.” https://t.co/Wulr0l7fFK pic.twitter.com/o6pCTPmabt
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) January 6, 2019
In response, the White House released a statement that absolutely shredded Ocasio-Cortez and her baseless assertion:
“Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s sheer ignorance on the matter can’t cover the fact that President Trump supported and passed historic criminal justice reform and has repeatedly condemned racism and bigotry in all forms.”
Minority unemployment has reached historic lows since Trump took office.
Just last month, the president played a massive role in helping pass criminal justice reform and signed an executive order that will help provide massive investment opportunities in impoverished communities across the country — both of which will play a huge role in helping minorities.
Ocasio-Cortez failed to mention any of that and struggled mightily to actually explain why Trump is “racist.”
Later in the interview, the 29-year-old socialist was unable to explain how to pay for her $40 trillion “Medicare for all” plan that would likely bankrupt the country over time.
“How are you going to pay for all of this?” Cooper asked.
“No one asks how we’re gonna pay for this Space Force. No one asked how we paid for a $2 trillion tax cut,” she responded, visibly frustrated by the question.
“We only ask how we pay for it on issues of housing, health care and education. How do we pay for it? With the same exact mechanisms that we pay for military increases for this Space Force. For all of these– ambitious policies,” she added.
Cooper responded: “There are Democrats, obviously, who are worried about your affect on the party. Democratic Senator Chris Coons said about left-leaning Democrats, “If the next two years is just a race to offer increasingly unrealistic proposals, it’ll be difficult for us to make a credible case we should be allowed to govern again.”
“What makes it unrealistic?” Ocasio-Cortez asked.
“How to pay for it,” Cooper responded.
“We pay more per capita in health care and education for lower outcomes than many other nations,” Ocasio-Cortez answered, but still could not specifically say how to pay for her massive socialist giveaways.
Anderson Cooper asks socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez how she plans to pay for the $40 trillion in big government programs she supports.
She could not answer the question. pic.twitter.com/dCpbO5ECmp
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 7, 2019
A study from Vox, a far-left outlet, revealed that the “Medicare of all” entitlement programs that Ocasio-Cortez supports would cost the United States a jaw-dropping $218 trillion over the next 30 years.
A second study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that the socialist program would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years.