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Ocasio-Cortez Gives Rambling Explanation About Whether She Believes Trump Supporters Are Racists

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said supporters of President Donald Trump might be racist, but are unaware that they’re racist because they simply aren’t aware of how racism works.

In recent remarks made during the “Pod Save America” podcast, the freshman lawmaker wouldn’t initially commit to answering whether she believed Trump supporters are racist.

She also argued the notion that asking if Trump supporters are racist during an interview is something of a trap.

“I don’t necessarily want to vilify people who vote for Trump, but at the same time, you also need to call racism out,” host Jon Favreau said.

Ocasio-Cortez responded, “The biggest mistake that we have, and it’s a trap that’s set by the right whether intentionally or unintentionally, is just the frame of asking ‘Is blank racist?'”

“It’s not about asking whether Trump voters are racist,” she continued, “We need to talk about racism, not racists.”

She added, “Trump relied on a coalition and a core part of that coalition were racists building a coalition with all sorts of other people that could be susceptible to racist views if they were blanketed and layered and made people feel good about it not being a racist thing.

“And so there are a lot of people supporting Trump that genuinely don’t believe that they are racist because we do not talk about or educate people on recognizing racism,” Ocasio-Cortez noted, pointing out that “because we do not do that, it just allows itself to just — we get caught in this debate of ‘Is something racist?’ and then a person uses their defensiveness and they say, ‘Well, it’s not racist because I’m not racist, and I believe this thing because it’s economic in nature.”

The democratic socialist lawmaker suggested that white people should take it upon themselves to educate their fellow white people about race.

“It’s going to take a lot of white people,” she insisted. “We need white people right now to do the work … it’s white people talking to other white people about race. And that I think is a lot of what we’re going to need.”

A version of this story appears on The Blaze website.

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27 Comments
  • steve says:

    CORTEZ is nothing more than a FRONT PERSON for someone else. That SOMEONE ELSE could have selected someone with intelligence who would quietly come into the CONGRESS like an undercover person but NOOOOO they chose a TOTAL IDIOT who draws attention, which is probably something “THEY” don’t want

  • Diana says:

    Look tiered of these freak squad quit giving them the time of day they need Fired Deported when that happens let me know until don’t give them any attention violent, racist, vile politicians

    • Dave says:

      Let them keep talking it is the true color of the Democrat party, so maybe the real American Democrats can lose relevance. Then an only then can the Democrats rebuild to the once great party they were.

  • stevor says:

    and she probably believes that we landed on the moon, too (both wrong)

  • Linda says:

    So tell me AOC do you love Jews??? If not you are racist.

  • Dragonfly43 says:

    This woman is bat$hit crazy! It’s hard to fathom how her brain functions. Oh, wait…it’s not!

  • Cecelia Henderson says:

    AOC, when are you going to talk to the colored racist? I’m seen more outspoken black racist lately than white. There is talk about segregation again, hurt feelings that have more to do with “character” than they do racism, reparations request for legal American actions from 200 years ago and of course, we have people like you calling 60 million Trump voters racist. I’m sick of it. There will always be “racist” just like there will always be white supremacist, black panthers, and activist. We are millions of people with millions of beliefs and you are never going to make us think alike. What a boring world that would be!!

    • Tom Gemmill says:

      Very well said!!! You always hear about racist whites, but there are just as many racist blacks, in some cases more. Whites have been preached to about racism for so long that I honestly believe that there are more minority racists than white. And all the race baiters are black…if they would go away, maybe there’s a chance that racism would go, too!!!

  • Rex says:

    AOC who do you love exactly? Answer the question. Do love Jews, Blacks, Orientals, Mexicans, Whites or your own race? You have the feeling that you can teach us all what racism is with your wonderful intellect. Where does your racism education come from? Please help us learn from the all knowing AOC. “A little humorous sarcasm”. Please resign and go away forever! Go poof!! The same as passing gas.

  • Lavon says:

    mpf……

  • RGR says:

    So, AOC is smarter than everyone in the United States of America. She is called to be our Saviour because just like Sin, it makes the inhabited blind to its presence. How many years has this lady been on the earth? She is going to educate us. We should bow down in thanksgiving and great supplication.
    Think again AOC, you are the blind one.

  • William Conley says:

    Why is it white people’s responsibility there are no racists of color not a single one according to AOC. I find the fact people actually listen to this empty headed puppet far more disturbing than anything she actually says. I mean I always knew a lot of my species was low IQ sheeple but this damn many seriously upsets me and makes me slightly sick to be human.

  • Joe says:

    She needs to be deported back to her home country, the Republic of Bananas. Seems every bomb the demboons threw at us has failed to detonate, so now they are trying racism bomb, but I doubt it’ll work either. Ocraziho and the three b’s are now the leaders of the demboon party because THEY are getting the air time, not Nancy and Chuck. I sense a big crash coming.

  • Judy Stinger says:

    AOC called Trump supporters racists and said we should not have a right to vote. She can’t backpedal that now. She shoots her mouth off and obviously in her own twisted mind she believes that everybody’s waiting for her considered opinion which is totally worthless. She is clearly having a wonderful love affair with herself and she is certainly doing little else for the people who elected her and she is supposed to be representing, the US and the American people. The American taxpayers, many of them are Trump supporters, pay her salary and pay for the exorbitant expense account that she lavishly enjoys. Clearly we Trump supporters and taxpayers have to start a grassroots movement against giving her any more of our money and getting her removed from office and we need to do it now.

  • MRS. LINDA - LOUISE GILBERT says:

    AOC AND ALL NAZI SOCIALIST COMMIE TERRORIST TREASONOUS ANTI AMERICAN CRIMINAL DEMOCRATS ARE ALL THE RACISTS ON AMERICAN SOIL AS THEY HAVE BEEN FOR GENRATIONS STARTING WITH THE DEMOCRATS CREATING SLAVERY THE JIM CROW LAWS AND THE KKK JUST TO MENTION A FEW THINGS THEY CREATED PROVING THEIR RACIST CRIMES IN AND BY THE DEMOCRAT PARTY!!!

  • Hobalong says:

    This idiot doesn’t have a clue to what racism is, she is about the dumbest person and to think she is in congress.

  • Susieque says:

    Every single time I listen to her idiot racist rambling I wonder if the group that prepped her/put her there are cringing…I have no doubt this is not what they prepped her for….an idiot horse mouth on the loose!!!!

  • Gerald O’Dell says:

    What in the world is this looney tune trying to say? Mumbo Jumbo sounding to me by a complete numb scull!

  • JerryDV says:

    Is racism the only drum beat the left knows? I think they’ve told this lie for so long now that it’s only relevant to the leftists who support them.

  • jack says:

    Occasional Cortex talks as if she is not white but she is as white as I am. Hispanic is NOT a race, it is an ethnic group.

  • Donnyb says:

    AOC was a puppet of the freedom Democrats. She auditioned to be the primary candidate for Congress. Without her Chief of Staff writing her speeches she is a rambling idiot. She actually sound like rambling Nancy P. She has no idea what to say because her puppet masters are abandoning her. She has zero chance of being elected again, even to the glass of water with a D in front of it. She has to tone down her retentive she does not know what she is talking about.

  • FRED says:

    America was founded on the idea of different ethenic people comeing to one big melting pot, assimilating into new customs as one,, not many different people trying to have everything their way with old world practices trying to make the USA like it was back home,, a new strt and a new way of life,, we are AMEICANS, not IITALIAN,FRENCH,ASIAN. AFRICAN ,MEXICAN HATIAN.MUSLIM OR JEWISH. THEOSE practices were TE BE LEFT IN THE OLD COUNTRY.. NOW WE HAVE A FACTION IN THE DEMOCFRAT PARTY TRYING TO CREATS CONFLICT USING THE OUTSIDE WAYS TO CREATE A PROBLEM AND BY CALLING ANYONE WHO DISAGREES WITH THEM A RASCIST…..

  • Dan says:

    I hope so much that come reelection time, she gets soundly kicked out on her ass.

  • Joseph says:

    Deport that stinking nasty Bitch

  • Teresa says:

    I don’t suppose this so-called “white supremacy” has anything to do with the fact that we are all sinners, and until we return to God, we will continue to be sinners. And by the way, why is it that you supposed “victims” of white supremacy spend so much time accusing others of being wrong, but never look at yourselves and your own flaws so you can improve your own attitudes instead of blaming anyone who disagrees with you? You know, things like we need to kill babies but allow our country to be overrun by anyone who wants to live here instead of where they’re from.

  • george peters says:

    the only true racists, are the ones yelling racism the most.

  • Christine says:

    The liberals are such divisive people. I work in a factory alongside Latinos, whites, blacks and no one gives color a second thought. We are working together to get a finished product out the door. No one thinks the other is “racist.” Actually Trotsky coined that term to divide—apparently it continues to do a good job.

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