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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, blasted President Trump after his primetime address from the Oval Office on Tuesday evening.
Appears on MSNBC, Ocasio-Cortez, accused Trump of “holding the salary payments of everyday Americans hostage” during the partial government shutdown, in order to meet what they called a “campaign of fantasy.”
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“In the current address, it is lie after lie, and we must ensure that we have our facts straight. Everyday immigrants who commit crimes, to a far lower rate than native-born Americans,” Ocasio-Cortez told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “And not only that, but the women and children at the border for refuge and opportunity in the United States with nothing but the shirt on your back, the more Americans than any person who tries to keep you from always will be.”
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The Congressman insisted that Trump a “proven track record of discrimination against those who are really non-white” in the United States and referred to the “incredible amount of dysfunction” has led to the fact that people feel “insecure”.
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“No one should feel unsafe in the United States of America and that includes our amazing and beautiful and productive immigrant community. And besides, the one thing that the President has not talked about is the fact that he committed systematically, in violation of international human rights on our border,” Ocasio-Cortez. “He has separated children from their families … The President should not ask for more money to an Agency, the violated systematically human rights. The President should really defend why we are funding such an Agency at all, because now what we see is death.”
During the address, Trump described a “humanitarian and security crisis” on the border, as he makes his case for boundary wall-financing. He cited the flow of drugs and criminals – highlights cases of Americans killed by illegal immigrants.
“How much more American blood must be shed, before the Congress do its work?” Trump said.