Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said during a recent interview that President Donald Trump is afraid of “Latina women.”
In a Spanish-language interview with Noticias Telemundo conducted on Sunday, the freshman congresswoman addressed Trump’s disparaging remarks about her in October, when he characterized her as a “wack job.”
Telemundo billed Ocasio-Cortez’s chat with Noticias Telemundo network correspondent Guadalupe Venegas as her first with a Hispanic outlet.
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“If the president thinks I’m crazy, then I think that’s good,” Ocasio-Cortez told Venegas.
Ocasio-Cortez, who sat down with Noticias Telemundo moments before a scheduled event in Las Vegas with Sen. Bernie Sanders, said “it’d be a problem” if Trump agreed with her ideas “because he has a lot of issues.”
“He’s a racist and he’s anti-immigrant, but more than that, his administration is very corrupt,” the progressive lawmaker said.
“I think he’s afraid of women, of strong women, of Latina women.”
Ocasio-Cortez, a vehement critic of Trump’s immigration policy, is no stranger to sparring publicly with the president.
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In October, following Trump’s remarks calling her a “wack job,” the New York Democrat said Trump was a “criminal who betrays our country.”
Better than being a criminal who betrays our country. https://t.co/UnShA6gcQQ
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 4, 2019
And earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez shot back after Trump lumped her in with a group of lawmakers he termed the “Do-Nothing Democrats.”