President Trump lambasted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Friday morning as the far-left Democrat and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) continue to trade public barbs over last month’s border funding vote.
” I think Cortez is being extremely disrespectful to someone who’s been there a long time,” the president informed reporters at the White House ahead of a set up visit to Wisconsin. ” I deal with Nancy Pelosi a lot and we go back and forth and it’s fine, however I think that a group of people is being very rude to her,” the president continued. “And you know what, I do not think that Nancy can let that go on.”
The freshman congresswoman “ought to treat Nancy Pelosi with respect,” he concluded.
In a Wednesday interview with theWashington Post, Ocasio-Cortez hit back at Pelosi for stating the political irrelevance of “The Squad”– made up of Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and herself– for voting against the border funding expense supported by Democrat Celebration leadership.
” When these remarks first started, I sort of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s range in order to protect more moderate members, which I comprehended,” the 29- year-old informed the newspaper. “But the relentless singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright rude … the explicit singling out of recently chosen ladies of color.”
When pressed Thursday on whether she was calling Pelosi a racist, the lawmaker backpedaled, stating, “absolutely not.”
” She is not a racist,” President Trump said of Pelosi on Friday. “For them to call her a racist is a disgrace.”
Meanwhile, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have revealed frustration with Ocasio-Cortez over her remarks about the speaker, with one legislator accusing her of ” utilizing the race card.”
” What a weak argument, since you can’t get your method and since you’re getting pushback you resort to utilizing the race card? Unbelievable. That boggles the mind to me,”Rep.Lacy Clay informed reporters, according to The Hill. “I might care less. I might actually care less. I agree with the Speaker. Four individuals, 4 votes out of 240 individuals, who cares.”
” It reveals you how weak their argument is when they have to resort and direct racist accusations toward Speaker Pelosi … it’s really disappointing to me,” he added.