Home » Money

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says 'no question' Trump is racist

08 January, 2019, 06:00 | Author: Lawrence Cooper
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back At Dance Video Critics With Another Dance Video

"Yeah, yeah, no question", Ocasio-Cortez replied.

Asked by moderator Anderson Cooper if she considered Trump a racist, Ocasio-Cortez responded "no question".

Cooper: One of the criticisms of you is that- that your math is fuzzy. "The Washington Post recently awarded with you four Pinocchios for misstating some statistics about Pentagon spending".

Republicans attempted to attack Ocasio-Cortez's proposal-but were able to only by entirely misrepresenting what she said on "60 Minutes", suggesting that she supports taxing all Americans' income at 70 percent.

In the interview, Ocasio-Cortez also said, "People are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes". Democrats and their allies sometimes make mistakes or stretch the truth in the pursuit of their goals, but they display nothing comparable to the historical level of manipulation and mendacity that sustains the right wing as it is presently configured. I say, "OK, this was clumsy." and then I restate what my point was. "But it's not the same thing as the president lying about immigrants". It's not the same thing, at all. But that's a claim that doesn't require the Washington Post to fact-check.

Scalise has not publicly expressed any objections to those tweets against Ocasio-Cortez.

She'd already grabbed headlines from the interview with the early release of remarks calling for a sharp tax hike on the highest incomes to fund a massive "Green New Deal".

4th Test: Australia out for 300; India enforce follow-on
Kohli said that while this may be a great achievement, it is only a stepping stone for the Indian Test setup. It's a revelation in Indian cricket, and something for the bowlers at home to learn.

NASA confirms distant Ultima Thule fly-by
The pixelated image does not exclude the possibility that Ultima Thule is really two objects in close proximity or in contact. The close approach came a half-hour into the new year , and 3 1/2 years after New Horizons' unprecedented swing past Pluto.

Taiwan president defiant after China calls for reunification
The speech closely tied the Taiwan issue to Xi's central pledge to make China a global power by 2050. Tsai said that Taiwan is willing to talk, but it must be with the approval of the Taiwanese people.

After Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib's use of profanity last week in calling for Trump's impeachment, Ocasio-Cortez defended Tlaib and said removing Trump is "an issue that she's passionate about". If you tax the wealthy Americans at 70% why would they want to stay in this country? You can do both!

The internet was alight on Friday over yet another viral Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez moment, this time in the form of leaked footage of her dancing while she was in college at her alma mater, Boston University.

In a statement, the White House hit back at the NY lawmaker's "sheer ignorance on the matter". "The State Department says there hasn't been any terrorists found coming across the southern border", said Wallace.

For now, it is much more important that Ocasio-Cortez excels at this agitational, transformational role than anything else. Which is a very risky, slippery slope to tread at any time but especially in an age in which the President of the United States is actively seeking to undermine the idea that objective facts actually exist.

When New York's combined state and city income tax rates last peaked in the mid-1970s, reaching almost 20 percent, full SALT deductibility assured the net cost to affected taxpayers was less than 6 percent.

But Albany Democrats should think twice before cheering her on - because NY, in particular, would have a lot to lose from a return to confiscatory federal taxes on higher earners. The "worse" is that she is held to a different standard than her colleagues and reported on differently by the media, often with that narrative-rather than straight facts-in mind.


  • Bulls' Wayne Selden: Will be available

    Bulls' Wayne Selden: Will be available

    Holiday previously played for the Bulls, New York Knights, Golden State Warriors , Atlanta Hawks and the Philadelphia 76ers . So will Selden, who actually shot a better percentage from 3-point range last season (40.2 percent) than Holiday ever has.
    Netflix begs Bird Box fans: Don't try this at home

    Netflix begs Bird Box fans: Don't try this at home

    Christmas Netflix viewing was dominated by two things: Black Mirror's Bandersnatch and the super-creepy drama Bird Box . Note that Netflix didn't try to discourage people from engaging in the #BirdBoxChallenge - only to be careful.
    Garbage, faeces take toll on USA  national parks amid shutdown

    Garbage, faeces take toll on USA national parks amid shutdown

    Friends of Joshua Tree has also partnered up with local residents to organize drives to provide toilet paper for the park. But that's not stopping visitors from coming. "And there are many companies that are of the national Park".
  • Special North Korean train enters China - Yonhap

    Special North Korean train enters China - Yonhap

    Sanctions have been tougher, but North Koreans can buy coal whenever they want if they have money, the source said. The news agency added that Kim departed for China on Monday afternoon with his wife Ri Sol Ju and top officials.
    Manchester United warned against being sucked into the 'Solksjaer-hype'

    Manchester United warned against being sucked into the 'Solksjaer-hype'

    Yet Arnautovic was, for no clear reason, substituted after 19 minutes by Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini. Solskjaer has got his feet wet but Sunday's showdown in the capital will be his first real test.
    Democrats offer plan to end shutdown, but no wall funds

    Democrats offer plan to end shutdown, but no wall funds

    The shutdown is forcing hundreds of thousands of federal workers and contractors to stay home or work without pay. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), said in an interview Monday. "They can come over right now, they could've come over anytime".
  • USA  and China to hold trade talks in Beijing next week

    USA and China to hold trade talks in Beijing next week

    Growth is expected by the government to have eased to around 6.5 percent in 2018, down from 6.9 percent in 2017. The talks add to signs that the world's two largest economies are looking for a way to cool trade tensions.
    Democrat in charge of House Judiciary Committee vows to release Mueller report

    Democrat in charge of House Judiciary Committee vows to release Mueller report

    Keith Ellison in 2007 when the Minnesota congressman took his own oath of office, according to The Washington Post . Looking for a straightforward account of Tlaib talking trash, I find Mark Osborne's ABC News story .
    Bennett Rips Romney Over Op-Ed: 'A Gratuitous, Unnecessary, and Ill-Timed Shame'

    Bennett Rips Romney Over Op-Ed: 'A Gratuitous, Unnecessary, and Ill-Timed Shame'

    In his first Cabinet meeting of 2019, US President Donald Trump reflected on his lack of popularity in Europe. Mr Trump drew a comparison with Jeff Flake , an outgoing Republican senator who also attacked him past year .
  • Sarri sends transfer signal to Chelsea board

    Sarri sends transfer signal to Chelsea board

    He told the club's website: "Teams are coming here and sitting back and it's hard to break them down, because it's so tight". Capping a forgettable game for Chelsea , Marcos Alonso had a strong penalty appeal turned down in the closing moments.
    In u-turn, R Ashwin's named in India's 13 for Sydney Test

    In u-turn, R Ashwin's named in India's 13 for Sydney Test

    Indian middle-order's contribution is also one of the biggest factors which makes India favourites to win the series. Fox Sports and Channel Seven will telecast the fourth Test of the series across Australia .
    Clashes After 2 Women Enter Sabarimala, Stun Grenades, Tear Gas Used

    Clashes After 2 Women Enter Sabarimala, Stun Grenades, Tear Gas Used

    In October, devotees clashed with police in a town near the temple leading to the arrest of more than 2,000 people. They argue that the court has ignored their belief that the deity Ayyappa was celibate.


Kevin Spacey arrives at court to face judge in sexual assault case
After a court hearing that lasted only 10 minutes, Judge Thomas Barrett scheduled the next court date for 4 March. Spacey had argued that his presence would "amplify the negative publicity already generated" by the case.

Emery Wants Ramsey To Stay Till Summer
He'd tell me marvellous stories about him, Omar Sivori and the wise Giampiero Boniperti. "He's a great midfielder but at the moment he's an Arsenal player".

Powell Meeting On? Depends on Who You Ask
The head of the Fed, once confirmed by the Senate, can only be removed "for cause", not a policy disagreement. The major USA stock indexes finished sharply higher on Friday on the back of two key bullish events.

TSA workers calling in sick amid shutdown, union says; DHS denies
TSA employees are still required to work, despite not receiving a paycheck during the government shutdown . The normal call-in rate is 3.5 per cent, and yesterday it increased to 5.5 per cent, according to TSA.

US State Department Renews China Traveling Advisory Over Raised Diplomatic Tensions
She declines to comment on suggestions from analysts and former diplomats that China will likely retaliate by jailing Canadians. December 6: China demands Canada release Meng and "immediately correct the mistake" officials made in arresting her.

Huawei penalizes employees for iPhone tweet that 'caused damage to the brand'
On New Year's Eve, two employees accidentally posted a new year's greeting on Huawei's official Twitter account using an iPhone . Now, Reuters and Bloomberg are reporting that Huawei leadership was furious about the gaffe.

Elizabeth Warren Arrives In Iowa For First Visit As 2020 Presidential Candidate
And then you came into a bigger part and there were cages set out with little girls in them", Warren said, her voice cracking. She answered several audience questions. "It's one more way to be able just to invite people into your home.

Kevin Hart May Return as Oscars Host Thanks to Ellen Degeneres
DeGeneres, for her part, revealed that she called the Academy to ask its leaders to reconsider having Hart host the Oscars . Nick Cannon stood by his best friend Kevin Hart last month when Hart stepped down as the host of the 2019 Oscars .

New Horizons reveals a 'snowman' at the edge of the solar system
The object itself is as dark as potting soil, said Cathy Olkin, deputy project scientist from the Southwest Research Institute. In just the last day some members of the public expressed reservations about the name because of ties to Nazi ideology.

Cops grieve 'Krispy Kreme Doughnuts' lost in NYE truck fire: 'No words'
Police in Lexington, Kentucky are in mourning, after a doughnut truck caught fire as it was passing through the town. Thankfully, the driver was able to safely get away from the truck without injury.