Trump said during his State of the Union address that America will never be a socialist country. It was one of the best moments of the speech. It also got under the skin of the left’s rising star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The Hill reports:
Ocasio-Cortez, progressives accuse Trump of using socialism as scare tactic
Progressive Democrats accused President Trump of engaging in scare tactics for his warning in the State of the Union address about new calls for socialism in the United States.
“I thought it was great. I think he’s scared,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told reporters when asked about Trump’s remarks. “He sees that everything is closing in on him and he knows that he’s losing the battle of public opinion.”
Ocasio-Cortez is a democratic socialist who has soared to political fame following her victory in a Democratic primary last summer. She has joined other liberals in the House in calling for a single-payer health care system and has also voiced support for higher marginal tax rates on the wealthiest households, as well as the “Green New Deal” that would fund programs to create clean energy jobs.
The New York lawmaker described Trump’s comments as “fabulous” and said he “has no substantive proposals to counter.”
What Cortez doesn’t seem to realize is that the rest of the country isn’t made up of the left wing New York hipsters who elected her.