AOC claims Trump affirms ‘insecure’ voters’ views on race and masculinity

Donald Trump “affirms” the insecurities of men and white people, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on a podcast last week.

The Democratic congressman appeared on the podcast “I've Had It” with hosts Jennifer Welch and Angie “Pumps” Sullivan on Jan. 16 to talk about his views on Presidents Biden and Trump and how people think about politicians. He talked about what happens when you empathize too much.

Ocasio-Cortez said, “When you want a politician to embody your hopes and dreams and your likeness, what you get is Donald Trump. “They affirm insecure men's ideas about masculinity. They affirm insecure people's ideas about wealth.”

“Internalized misogyny,” Welch interjected.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez described former President Trump as the idea of ​​an insecure man clinging to him. ((Left: Reuters/Brian Snyder, Right: Reuters/Sarah Silbiger) )

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“Yes, it's a disturbing thought about white people's race,” Ocasio-Cortez continued in the interview. “What you get when you want everything, everything that affirms your life and your identity, you get from electoral politics, and demagogues, people who represent these psychological things, get it. Joe Biden wouldn't do that.'' And I think that's actually a good thing, because… it makes us more honest about where we are, whether we like it or not. I think. ”

She said that although she disagrees with President Biden on some issues, including his response to the war in Gaza, she intends to look beyond that for the national interest in the 2024 election.

President Biden and AOC

Ocasio-Cortez has supported Biden as president in 2024, even though she has previously expressed problems with some of Biden's policies. (Getty Images)

“I don't relate myself to what's happening right now. [in Gaza]. But at the end of the day, we have to admit that we cannot allow this fascist movement to grow in this country. And I think the real hope for our politics is that by organizing our communities and working with our friends, we can exist outside of electoral politics,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

She continued, “And if it comes to the next election, for me personally, the decision to vote is not difficult because I'm voting for him and he's voting.'' Because it doesn’t mean I do.’ It embodies everything about me. ”

Ocasio-Cortez supports Biden's second term, but the left-leaning No Excuses PAC, led by Ocasio-Cortez's former communications director Corbin Trent, urged Biden to withdraw from the race earlier this month. We posted an ad encouraging people to do so.

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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ocasio-Cortez called on people to “exist outside electoral politics” ahead of the 2024 election cycle. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)


“The reality is, if you try to cling to power, your legacy will be the ultimate destruction of our democracy by Donald Trump,” the ad said. “But if you step down, you will be remembered as one of the greatest presidents in history. Thank you, Joe…but now it's time to step down.”



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