Donald Trump chose the side of Nancy Pelosi on Friday in her fast-boiling feud with New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, after the 29-year-old freshman legislator claimed that the house speaker was critical of her because she was not white.
& # 39; I think Cortez is very disrespectful to someone who has been around for a long time, & # 39; said Trump, referring to the 79-year-old Californian who took office two years before Ocasio-Cortez was born.
& # 39; She's not a racist, okay? She is not a racist. For them to call her a racist is a shame, & he said.
Pelosi pushed back in a closed-door meeting of Democrats on Thursday, saying that Ocasio-Cortez reacted excessively after laughing at one of a young congresswoman's assistants for a tweet suggesting that some democratic lawmakers are secret segregationists.
And Ocasio-Cortez had personally criticized Pelosi for a & # 39; stubborn separation of newly chosen women of color & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I think it's just a pattern, right? & # 39; she added later.
President Donald Trump accused Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for claiming landlord Nancy Pelosi focuses on young female legislators because they are not white
Ocasio-Cortez had denied Pelosi the punishment and called it part of a & # 39; stubborn distinction between newly chosen women in color & # 39;
Pelosi loses patience with AOC & # 39; s & # 39; squadron & # 39; of four first-term congress women who want to dramatically push the democratic party to the left; Pelosi has been in Congress for two years before the first-year student was born
The speaker later defended her violation of Ocasio-Cortez and her & # 39; squadron & # 39; from other first-term liberals.
& # 39; They were offended because, at the request of my members, I had sent offensive tweets from one of the member's offices that referred our Blue Dogs and New Dems essentially as segregationists, & # 39; she said during her weekly press conference.
& # 39; Our members have taken offense. I tackled that. How they interpret it and take it to another place is up to them. & # 39;
& # 39; We are not just talking about progressives, & # 39; the young legislator continued. & # 39; it is a distinction between four individuals and because we know the media environment in which we operate, because we know how many deadly threats we get, knowing that there is a concentration of attention, I think it's worth asking why & # 39;
She referred to the women who gave her & # 39; squadron & # 39; mentions, colleague Demorcatic representatives Ilhan Omar from Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley from Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib from Michigan.
Trump on Friday gave Omar a single for an unexpected attack.
He called the quartet & # 39; a group of people I don't know where they came from & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I'm looking at this Omar from Minnesota. And if half of the things they say about her are true, she shouldn't even be in office. & # 39;
The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board said this year that Omar had filed joint tax returns with a man who was not legally her husband in 2014 and 2015.
The official husband, according to a small news article in Minnesota, Alpha News, can be her biological brother. Conservative activists have speculated that the scheme is designed to bypass immigration legislation and make it a legal resident.
Alpha News had cited social media messages that Omar and her legitimate husband seemed to breed as brothers and sisters. One, posted in 2012, congratulated the couple on the birth of their third child, that the spouse are & # 39; nieces & # 39; called.
Trump suggested Friday that Pelosi should take action against Omar, Tlaib, Pressley and Ocasio-Cortez.
& # 39; I treat a lot with Nancy Pelosi and we go back and forth, and it's fine. But I think a group of people is very disrespectful to her. And you know what? I don't think Nancy can let that go on, & he said.
& # 39; Cortez must treat Nancy Pelosi with respect. She shouldn't do what she does. & # 39;
Nancy Pelosi rejected an accusation by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that she is racist on Thursday
Speaker Pelosi said she stood up for lawmakers insulted by a tweet from staff member Saikat Chakrabarti, the chief of staff of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Saikat Chakrabarti has removed this tweet, which many members of Congress found offensive
The battle of Ocasio-Cortez on Pelosi came in a Washington Post story in which she accused her of repeatedly selecting & # 39; newly chosen women of color & # 39; And the speaker & # 39; downright disrespectful & # 39; called.
& # 39; I thought she kept the progressive flank more arm-length apart to protect more moderate members, which I understood, & # 39; said Ocasio-Cortez about Pelosi's criticism.
& # 39; But the stubborn pick … it came to a point that it was simply utterly disrespectful … the explicit selection of newly elected women of color, & # 39; she continued.
The freshman democrat came back on Thursday and told CNN Pelosi is definitely not & # 39; a racist.
Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has accused landlord Nancy Pelosi of repeatedly selecting & # 39; newly chosen women of color & # 39 ;, who regard her as & # 39; downright disrespectful & # 39; to label
Ocasio-Cortez went back Thursday and said that CNN Pelosi is not a racist
But in conversation with The New York Radio Hour, Ocasio-Cortez had said she believes that a significant amount of insincerity to admit vulnerable groups occurs with legislators during legislative discussions.
& # 39; When it comes to women of color in Congress, especially the first-year student, we have both come across it and we represent communities that have been auctioned and negotiated over the last 20 years, and we are over it, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; We see in these negotiations all the time. It's like fighting for black communities or policies that help women, & she said. & # 39; They negotiate records. And they are the first chips to be achieved in all legislative negotiations. & # 39;
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