A furious Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made an ignorantly false claim about President Trump and his supporters while also expressing frustration with her own party for not being radical enough.
When asked during an interview what surprised her about the election, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that it was, “The share of white support for Trump. I thought the polling was off, but just seeing it, there was that feeling of realizing what work we have to do.”
She then floated the idea that Whites needed to be retrained on how to think.
“We need to do a lot of anti-racist, deep canvassing in this country,” she continued. “Because if we keep losing white shares and just allowing Facebook to radicalize more and more elements of white voters and the white electorate, there’s no amount of people of color and young people that you can turn out to offset that.”
“We know that race is a problem, and avoiding it is not going to solve any electoral issues,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We have to actively disarm the potent influence of racism at the polls.”
Contrary to AOC’s claim, the president’s support among white men fell when contrasted with 2016. He drastically gained support in every other demographic.
Democrats are panicking after losing a number of incumbent seats in the House of Representatives, and AOC, who has only been in office for two years, claimed that her Democratic colleagues were incompetent and did not know how to run campaigns.
During the interview, Ocasio-Cortez added that she has been “begging the party to let” her help them, and they are not interested in her help, which she claims is the reason that they are losing.
“I offered to help every single swing district Democrat with their operation,” she claimed. “And every single one of them, but five, refused my help…. now they’re blaming us for their loss.”
Democrats have certainly attempted to distance themselves from the far-left members of their party after President Trump and his campaign successfully exposed the party’s rapid radical shift towards socialism.
One Democrat Representative, Abigail Spanberger said in an audio recording, “We need to not ever use the word ‘socialist’ or ‘socialism’ ever again. . . . We lost good members because of that.” She added, “If we are classifying Tuesday as a success . . . we will get f—ing torn apart in 2022.”
Still, AOC claimed that she and her far-left policy objectives are “not the enemy” of other Democrats and claimed that if Democrats don’t embrace those views, then “they’re just setting up their own obsolescence.”
Ocasio-Cortez who has previously hinted at a run for higher office, did so again while adding that she wasn’t even sure if she wanted to be in politics anymore because of how vicious it is and that she considered not running for reelection.
“I don’t even know if I want to be in politics. You know, for real, in the first six months of my term, I didn’t even know if I was going to run for re-election this year,” she said. “But I’m serious when I tell people the odds of me running for higher office and the odds of me just going off trying to start a homestead somewhere — they’re probably the same.”