New York City Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that she thinks not every supporter of President Donald Trump knows they are racist.
If that sounds like a compliment wait. She does not think that they know they are racist because they are not educated.
That does not mean that she does not believe they are, at their core, as racist as she and her Party say that they are.
She made the accusation during an episode of the podcast “Pod Save America,” which is hosted by former President Obama staff members.
“It’s not about asking are Trump voters racist. We need to talk about racism, not racists. Racist — it’s a very two-dimensional, boring conversation. Is something racist, yes or no,” she said.
“We need to talk about racism, its contours, its histories, where it manifests, how it’s used, because like all winning political phenomena, whether good or bad in your opinion, they rely on collation building.
“So Trump relied on a coalition, and a core part of that coalition were racists building a collation with all sorts of other people that could be susceptible to racist views.
“If they were blankets and layered and made people feel good about it not being a racist thing,” she said in the interview.
“So there are a lot of people that 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 we get caught in this debate of is something racist,” the New York representative said.
“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just called Trump supporters racist. This is a typical Democratic tactic, and this line of attack is tired and baseless.
“When she’s unable to come up with a valid counter-argument, she attempts to vilify her opponent,” Students for Trump said.
This article originally appeared at The Federalist Papers and was republished with permission.
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