Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that there is “no question” that President Trump is a racist.
The newly elected congresswoman made the comments in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” saying that she feels comfortable making the claim because of the words Trump uses.
“When you look at the words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy. When you look at how he reacted to the Charlottesville incident, where neo-Nazis murdered a woman, versus how he manufactures crises like immigrants seeking legal refuge on our borders, it’s, it’s night and day,” Ocasio-Cortez said, adding that Trump was a “symptom” of a problem.
The White House said in a statement to “60 Minutes” that Ocasio-Cortez’s comments reflected “sheer ignorance.”
“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,” the White House deputy press secretary said.
Read more at The Hill.