Here are the things Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, in part, during her speech in a press conference this week.“When I was a little girl my father took me to the reflecting pool here [in Washington, D.C.] … It was my first time ever visiting Washington, D.C. … He rested me on the side of the reflecting pool and had my toes dip in the water and he had me look at the Washington Monument, had me look at the Capitol, had me look at the entirety of the Capitol of our great country. And he looked at everything and he pointed to all of it and he said, ‘This belongs to all of us. This belongs to you and it belongs to me.”Ocasio-Cortez went on with a message for all viewers, highlighting president Trump’s recent comments and tweets about the four freshman congresswomen.
This is by far not the first response Ocasio-Cortez has had for Trump in recent days. After his comments telling the congresswomen to “go back” were met with criticism and accusations of racism, Trump tweeted on July 16, “Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!,” to which Ocasio-Cortez responded, “You’re right, Mr. President – you don’t have a racist bone in your body. You have a racist mind in your head, and a racist heart in your chest.” Omar, Tlaib, and Pressley have all also responded to the president’s comments.
‘They are finished’ Trump reacts To soon to be Deported Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez“No matter what the president says, this country belongs to you. And it belongs to everyone. And today that notion, that very notion was challenged. This weekend, that very notion was challenged … I am not surprised he uses the rhetoric that he does when he violates international human rights and takes thousands of children away from their families.”She continued, “I also know that we’re focused on making it better, because we don’t leave the things that we love. And when we love this country, what that means is that we propose the solutions to fix it.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had some powerful words for president Donald Trump in response to his comments. In her speech, she talked about the memory of her first visit to Washington, D.C., as a child, when her father told her that American monuments — and symbolically, America — belong to “all of us.”