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New York - Trump Relished Rally Chant, Ocasio-Cortez Tells Constituents In Queens

Published on: July 21, 2019 12:30 AM
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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during an Immigration Town Hall at The Nancy DeBenedittis Public School in Queens, New York, U.S. July 20, 2019. REUTERS/Gabriella Angotti-JonesRepresentative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during an Immigration Town Hall at The Nancy DeBenedittis Public School in Queens, New York, U.S. July 20, 2019. REUTERS/Gabriella Angotti-Jones

New York - U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Saturday that President Donald Trump relished a chant by the crowd at a campaign rally this week that called for a Democratic congresswoman to be sent back where she came from.

Trump renewed his criticism of four minority women lawmakers on Friday, saying that they had said horrible things about the United States, and defended himself from criticism over his comment that they should leave the United States if unhappy.

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A day after saying his audience in North Carolina went too far when they chanted “Send her back!” about Somalia-born Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, on Friday he defended the crowd members as “incredible patriots.”

Appearing before her constituents in New York City for the first time since the latest flare-up between Trump and the four Democratic congresswomen, Ocasio-Cortez rejected the president’s statement that he had tried to quiet the crowd, saying he had egged them on instead.

“Roll back the tape ... He relished it. He took it in and he’s doing this intentionally,” the freshman U.S. lawmaker told about 200 constituents gathered for a town hall meeting on immigration at a school in the Corona section of Queens.

Video of the crowd in North Carolina shouting “Send her back!” shows Trump pausing his speech and looking around the arena for about ten seconds.

Constituents listen to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speak during an Immigration Town Hall at The Nancy DeBenedittis Public School in Queens, New York, U.S. July 20, 2019. REUTERS/Gabriella Angotti-JonesConstituents listen to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speak during an Immigration Town Hall at The Nancy DeBenedittis Public School in Queens, New York, U.S. July 20, 2019. REUTERS/Gabriella Angotti-Jones

The president’s attacks on the four congresswomen - known on Capitol Hill as “the squad” - have been condemned by Democrats as racist, while many Republicans have shrugged them off.

Last weekend Trump ignited a firestorm by tweeting the four should “go back” to where they came from if they do not like the United States.

All four are American citizens. Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan were born in the United States while Omar came as a refugee from Somalia and is a naturalized citizen.

All four are known as sharp critics of Trump’s policies as well as the Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Ocasio-Cortez said the president’s comments had been hurtful, but “men like him” have been telling women like her to go back to their own country for a long time.

“We’re gonna stay right here,” she said to applause “That’s where we’re gonna go,” she said. “We’re not going anywhere.”

Constituents listen to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speak during an Immigration Town Hall at The Nancy DeBenedittis Public School in Queens, New York, U.S. July 20, 2019. REUTERS/Gabriella Angotti-JonesConstituents listen to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speak during an Immigration Town Hall at The Nancy DeBenedittis Public School in Queens, New York, U.S. July 20, 2019. REUTERS/Gabriella Angotti-Jones


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 Jul 21, 2019 at 01:07 AM Anonymous Says:

The one relishing this is AOC. She’s loving the attention and press she’s getting, a low IQ know-nothing bartender who somehow got elected by the dumbest of the dumb...same idiots who voted for the community organizer obama y”s. Democrats really are the most stupid people on earth. Just look at their “leaders.”

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 04:29 AM Raphael_Kaufman Says:

I'm sorry but the chant and the sentiment were justified and it has nothing to do with Omar's "race". Omar's offence is "biting the hand that feeds her". She and her family were refugees from a Somalia rife with violence, poverty and starvation and they found a safe and welcoming haven in the U.S. (Note that America was so racist that she was able to successfully run for congress). Having reaped the manifold benefits of U.S. residence and citizenship, she proceeds to bad-mouth and insult the very nation and people that saved her and her family.
I agree. If she finds living in the U.S. so distasteful, she should certainly go back to her old Somali home far away.

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 08:39 AM SSB Says:

Send the
Squad
Back!
..there, I said it..and it felt so right!

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 08:59 AM Educated Archy Says:

Trump just knows how go best the system . You guys have no chance in 2020

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 09:26 AM stamnamefortrump Says:

If they hate America so much they should leave

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 10:03 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Raphael_Kaufman Says:

I'm sorry but the chant and the sentiment were justified and it has nothing to do with Omar's "race". Omar's offence is "biting the hand that feeds her". She and her family were refugees from a Somalia rife with violence, poverty and starvation and they found a safe and welcoming haven in the U.S. (Note that America was so racist that she was able to successfully run for congress). Having reaped the manifold benefits of U.S. residence and citizenship, she proceeds to bad-mouth and insult the very nation and people that saved her and her family.
I agree. If she finds living in the U.S. so distasteful, she should certainly go back to her old Somali home far away.

There are a lot of Israelis who come to the USA, who engage in criminal activity, who should be sent back, to where they came from, too!

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 11:09 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

The one relishing this is AOC. She’s loving the attention and press she’s getting, a low IQ know-nothing bartender who somehow got elected by the dumbest of the dumb...same idiots who voted for the community organizer obama y”s. Democrats really are the most stupid people on earth. Just look at their “leaders.”

"loving the attention and press " "low IQ" "somehow got elected" HM?? You just described the potus.

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 11:10 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
SSB Says:

Send the
Squad
Back!
..there, I said it..and it felt so right!

send Melanie to Serbia and Trump to Germany back. there I said it. and it felt so right.

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 11:16 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
SSB Says:

Send the
Squad
Back!
..there, I said it..and it felt so right!

That is exactly the words of the Palis who lived in Israel/Palestine for 100's of years said to the German,Rumanian,Hungarian,Chech ,Polish,Russian etc Yiden who arrived in Israel on boats etc in the 1940's. It sure sounds like your ideology is the same like the Palestinians. After all its not the Palis fault what the Germans jm's did to the Yiden of Europa..just like not Americas White Supermacist fault whatever happened in Somalia 10 years ago.

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Raphael_Kaufman Says:

I'm sorry but the chant and the sentiment were justified and it has nothing to do with Omar's "race". Omar's offence is "biting the hand that feeds her". She and her family were refugees from a Somalia rife with violence, poverty and starvation and they found a safe and welcoming haven in the U.S. (Note that America was so racist that she was able to successfully run for congress). Having reaped the manifold benefits of U.S. residence and citizenship, she proceeds to bad-mouth and insult the very nation and people that saved her and her family.
I agree. If she finds living in the U.S. so distasteful, she should certainly go back to her old Somali home far away.

How about the children of holocaust survivors in the US who are born in the USA just like the 3 Congresswoman, should they go back to their country (their parents country Poland etc)

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 12:14 PM Anonymous Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

Trump just knows how go best the system . You guys have no chance in 2020

So what is your Educated opinion of the app. 5 million liberal Jews in the USA who voted for Obama and Hillary and dont love the USA as so many times demonstrated right here. Should they go back to their country? Many came from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Cuba and other sh... countrys as Trump would describe them. If Trump gets away with this R"L we are next and we can blame only ourselves helping him elected. It will be much easier to Blame The Jews (Who control much more Power in the USA than the Muslims) for all their problems

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 01:48 PM V Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

There are a lot of Israelis who come to the USA, who engage in criminal activity, who should be sent back, to where they came from, too!

And there are a lot of hateful idiots who find a way to turn every situation into a way to bash Jews! Get lost. Ferd.

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 03:02 PM ANON321 Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

How about the children of holocaust survivors in the US who are born in the USA just like the 3 Congresswoman, should they go back to their country (their parents country Poland etc)

If they don’t like it here and think somehow they’re old countries are better then yea they should go back there too

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 04:56 PM hashomer, ever jealous of Trump Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

"loving the attention and press " "low IQ" "somehow got elected" HM?? You just described the potus.

You, hashomer, WISH you had the “low” IQ this president has! I guess he became wildly successful in business and made billions because he’s stupid, right? Man you’re too mentally retarded for words!

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 04:57 PM Duh Says:

Reply to #8  
Anonymous Says:

send Melanie to Serbia and Trump to Germany back. there I said it. and it felt so right.

First prove they’ve made traitorous, anti America remarks and anti Semitic remarks, Fehrd. It’s sad that you’re too dumb to understand the clear difference.

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 04:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

How about the children of holocaust survivors in the US who are born in the USA just like the 3 Congresswoman, should they go back to their country (their parents country Poland etc)

Idiot, how do you compare innocent Jews to these witches who hate America and are anti semites????

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 04:59 PM Huh? Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

How about the children of holocaust survivors in the US who are born in the USA just like the 3 Congresswoman, should they go back to their country (their parents country Poland etc)

Are u being intentionally stupid or do u really not see a difference between them and the Jews?

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 08:18 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

The one relishing this is AOC. She’s loving the attention and press she’s getting, a low IQ know-nothing bartender who somehow got elected by the dumbest of the dumb...same idiots who voted for the community organizer obama y”s. Democrats really are the most stupid people on earth. Just look at their “leaders.”

you obviously never watched a trump rally - a moron , par excellence

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 08:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Raphael_Kaufman Says:

I'm sorry but the chant and the sentiment were justified and it has nothing to do with Omar's "race". Omar's offence is "biting the hand that feeds her". She and her family were refugees from a Somalia rife with violence, poverty and starvation and they found a safe and welcoming haven in the U.S. (Note that America was so racist that she was able to successfully run for congress). Having reaped the manifold benefits of U.S. residence and citizenship, she proceeds to bad-mouth and insult the very nation and people that saved her and her family.
I agree. If she finds living in the U.S. so distasteful, she should certainly go back to her old Somali home far away.

I agree 100%

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 Jul 21, 2019 at 08:22 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #14  
hashomer, ever jealous of Trump Says:

You, hashomer, WISH you had the “low” IQ this president has! I guess he became wildly successful in business and made billions because he’s stupid, right? Man you’re too mentally retarded for words!

if my daddy handed me a $1,000,000 , I , too, would be successful

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 Jul 22, 2019 at 05:36 AM Raphael_Kaufman Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

How about the children of holocaust survivors in the US who are born in the USA just like the 3 Congresswoman, should they go back to their country (their parents country Poland etc)

Omar was not born in the U.S.A. she has derivative citizenship from her parents. Same as my parents.

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