WATCH: AOC Says Trump’s Base Includes ‘Racists’ And Those ‘Who Could Be Susceptible’ To Racism

Written by K. Walker on August 16, 2019

If you’re a Trump supporter, you’re not just “deplorable” — you’re racist or a potential racist.

Isn’t it nice to know exactly what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY) thinks of you?

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., weighed in on President Trump’s supporters Thursday, saying a “core part” of the president’s base is composed of “racists” and “people who could be susceptible to racist views.”

Source: Fox News

AOC made the comments when she was speaking with Jon Favreau, a former Obama staffer, on his left-leaning podcast, Pod Save America.

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The clip begins with Favreau says, “clearly, you see the rallies, you see some of the stuff online — and there’s racism there” he then says that he doesn’t “necessarily want to vilify people” there is a need to “call out racism.” He then asks how to have the conversation.

Occasional-Cortex responds by saying that it’s more important to talk about the broader concept of racism rather than pigeon-holing something as “racist” — but then she does just that.

She also says that, as a nation, we don’t “talk about or educate people on recognizing racism” which results in people becoming defensive about being called racist. She also says that the whole discussion is a “trap set by the right.”

Check out AOC’s comments:

First of all, I think the biggest mistake that we have, and it’s a trap that gets set by the right, whether intentionally or unintentionally, is jut the frame of asking ‘Is blank racist?’  That is something that we have to pull ourselves out of. It’s not about asking whether Trump voters are racist. We need to talk about racism — not racists. Racists, it’s a very two-dimensional, boring conversation. Is something racist? Yes or no, and then you debate it. … We need to talk about racism, its contours, its history, where it manifests, how it’s used.

Like all winning political phenomena, whether they’re good or bad in your opinion, they rely on coalition building. So, Trump relied on a coalition and a core part of that coalition were racists building a coalition with all sorts of other people that could be susceptible to racists views if they were blanketed and layered and made people feel good it not being a racist thing.

And so there are a lot of people who support Trump that genuinely don’t believe that they are racist because we do not talk about or educate people on recognizing racism and because we do not do that, it just allows itself to just … get caught up in this debate of ‘Is something racist?’ And then a person uses their defensiveness and they say, ‘Well it’s not racist because I’m not racist and I believe in this thing because it’s economic in nature.’

Here’s a quick summary of what she’s saying, “Stop asking if Trump supporters are racist. I’ve already told you that they are.”

The problem in discussing racism and “is something racist?” between the left and the right is that the word racism itself has been redefined by the left in academia and this “new” definition of racism is the one to which AOC ascribes.

The meaning of “racism,” to the vast majority of people, is “a belief that race determines human traits and capacities,” but that has now been defined as “racialism.” (An interesting note is that a synonym listed for “racialism” is the word “racism.”)

So what does racism mean, then? It now includes the concept of racial supremacy.

Here is the current Merriam-Webster definition of “racism”:

RACISM (noun)
1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
2a : a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles
b : a political or social system founded on racism
3 : racial prejudice or discrimination

The new “woke” definition of racism is basically “prejudice + power,” therefore, to folks like AOC, Trump saying bad things about “people of color” is an indicator that he is a white supremacist because of his apparent racism. Never mind that the critiques are often about specific characteristics of individuals. (eg. President Trump has said that Rep. Maxine Waters(D-CA) is a “low IQ individual” and the left calls that “racist.” Yet, to them, the concept of “white privilege” is not racist.)

This new definition of racism allows the left — including Democrat 2020 hopefuls — can call President Trump a “white supremacist” with no push-back from the Media(D).

Don’t expect anyone to call out AOC for her comments, either.

This discussion by AOC on the problem of racism follows her statement a few days ago that it is “scary and hurtful” that President Trump is “radicalizing stadiums of people” and his appealing brand of white supremacy is tearing families apart.

“What hurt was not the president and his actions and his words. It was the fact that he is radicalizing stadiums of people in the United States,” she said. “That is what is scary and hurtful.”

The New Yorker added that she knew “a lot of people” who feel like they lost a family member to Trump’s radicalization. “I have a fear that folks are giving into a blind loyalty and the allure of white supremacy,” she said.

Source: Fox News

This woman is such a peach, isn’t she?

It seems that her constituents agree. The Daily Caller reported that a whopping 10 individuals that live in her district have donated more than $200 to AOC’s re-election campaign in the first half of 2019. According to FEC filings of donations, the amount that she has raised in her district is a mere $1,525.50 or less than one-half of one percent of her total donations in 2019.

Perhaps AOC shouldn’t be so concerned with Trump’s base and be a bit more concerned about her own.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, occasional Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll

 

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