Ocasio-Cortez rips Trump’s Oval Office speech, calls wall a ‘campaign fantasy’

Ocasio-Cortez rips Trump’s Oval Office speech, calls wall a ‘campaign fantasy’
WASHINGTON – Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was able to give her own nationally televised take on President Trump’s prime-time wall funding speech — appearing on “The Rachel Maddow Show” Tuesday night after he and top Democrats spoke.

When asked her impressions of the speech and on the government shutdown, the Bronx and Queens congresswoman spoke of the “amount of dysfunction that this president is advancing” in the offices on Capitol Hill.

“We now have over 100 new members of this freshman class. I can’t even get laptops,” she said, explaining she needed computers for the employees in her Bronx and Queens district. “We can’t get their case work started because we can’t even get laptops in the hands of our district offices because the president has decided to hold the paychecks of everyday Americans hostage.”

“So that he can fulfill a campaign — I don’t even want to call it a promise — campaign fantasy, that the vast majority of Americans disapprove of,” Ocasio-Cortez added.

She also said, “Everyday immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than native-born Americans” and pointed out that most immigrants in the country that are here illegally are here because they overstayed their visas.

“And not only that, but the women and children at that border that are trying to seek refuge and seek opportunity in the United States of America with nothing but the shirt on their backs are acting more American than who seeks to keep them out ever will be,” she argued.

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