While appearing on Crooked Media’s “Pod Save America,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Trump supporters are not educated enough to realize the policies they support are actually racist.
“It’s not about asking are Trump voters racist,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We need to talk about racism, not racists. Racist — it’s a very two-dimensional, boring conversation. Is something racist, yes or no.”
“We need to talk about racism, its contours, its histories, where it manifests, how it’s used, because like all winning political phenomena, whether good or bad in your opinion, they rely on collation building. So Trump relied on a coalition, and a core part of that coalition were racists building a collation with all sorts of other people that could be susceptible to racist views—if they were blankets and layered and made people feel good about it not being a racist thing.”
“So there are a lot of people that support Trump that genuinely don’t believe that they are racist because we do not talk about or educate people on recognizing racism. And because we do not do that we get caught in this debate of is something racist. Then people use 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.’”
AOC: Trump Supporters Are Not Educated Enough to Realize They’re Racist
"The only way that we're going to get past this is with grace." Rep. @AOC shares her approach to fighting white supremacy on a new pod. "AOC calls BS." out now: https://t.co/WQKiWjnwr5 pic.twitter.com/kMPQPfubER
— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) August 15, 2019
Personally I’ve never known a white supremacist in my life. Does that mean they don’t exist? No, but there are much, much more important obstacles out there.
Tucker Carlson called white supremacy a “hoax.” Maybe not the word choice I would have went for, but he makes some great points. Check it out:
Tucker Carlson: White supremacy is "actually not a real problem in America." Calling white supremacy and issue is "a hoax" and "a conspiracy theory used to divide the country" pic.twitter.com/ydzmJ0L7UI
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) August 7, 2019
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AOC continues to fire shots at our president and some of the left continues to drink the kool-aid. Meanwhile, many on the left have already distanced themselves from her.
Will it be on and done when it comes to the number of terms served for Ocrazio Cortez?
El Pres vs O'CRAZIO pic.twitter.com/YUTuMMxpTO
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) August 15, 2019