KEY POINTS

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said President Donald Trump is afraid of “strong Latino women”
  • Trump recently called her a “Do nothing Democrat”
  • The lawmaker addressed a campaign of Bernie Sanders in Las Vegas

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said President Donald Trump is scared of “strong Latino women” while explaining the rationale of Trump’s hostility to the democrat lawmaker from New York. 

In a Spanish-only interview with Noticias Telemundo on Sunday Ocasio-Cortez said: “He has a track record. He is afraid of strong women, of Latino women, he is unethical.”

Noticias Telemundo is the news division of Telemundo, an American Spanish-language television network owned by NBCUniversal.

AOC was in Las Vegas on Sunday to address the delegates of a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders at the town hall where she addressed them in the Spanish language, per The Common Dreams.  

Promising a radical realignment of priorities, the lawmaker told the Los Angeles crowd that Sanders’ campaign can change the country.

According to leading columnist Ed Kilgore, Sanders enjoys good support from the Latin community and he referred to the demographic block as the senator's “secret weapon” in the 2020 campaign.

Ocasio-Cortez, 30, popularly known as AOC is a Democrat politician and represents New York's 14th congressional district covering the eastern part of the Bronx and portions of north-central Queens in New York City.

Trump’s comments 

There had been many reports of Trump’s criticism on AOC and the latest included calling her a “do nothing Democrat.”

“Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, AOC and the rest of the Democrats are not getting important legislation done, hence, the Do-Nothing Democrats,” Trump said. 

The President said the inertia affected USMCA, Gun Safety, Prescription Drug Prices, and Infrastructure and they are dead in the water, reported Newsweek.

In July this year, according to The Guardian, Trump used racist remarks to attack some Democratic congresswomen including AOC. 

Trump reportedly told them to “go back and help fix the broken and crime-infested places from which they came.”

The president did not name anyone in the liberal congresswoman “squad” who include Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.

At the town hall, the young lawmaker delivered her speech to a crowd at the “Unidos Con Bernie Reunión Política” where a panel of Sanders staff and supporters also answered questions on Sanders' campaign.

Blasts media for racism

Recently AOC took on Fox News host Tucker Carlson and called him a “white supremacist sympathizer,” and hit out at his “unmitigated racism” as the reason she does not appear on the conservative network, The Dailybeast reported.  Christianity Today, a leading evangelical Christian publication, said President Donald Trump should be removed from office Christianity Today, a leading evangelical Christian publication, said President Donald Trump should be removed from office Photo: GETTY IMAGES / Drew Angerer

Ocasio-Cortez was irked by a night segment in which Carlson’s guest claimed AOC’s New York district was dirty because of the number of non-U.S. citizens who live there.

Carlson’s guest City Journal associate editor Seth Barron asserted it was ironic AOC claims to care about the environment while the area she represents is supposedly filthy.

“Well, part of the reason is that her district is one of the least American districts in the country,” Barron added. 

To this, AOC hit back: “The main reason I haven’t is squaring the fact that the ad revenue from it bankrolls a white supremacist sympathizer to broadcast an hour-long production of unmitigated racism.”