CNN ‘fact-checks’ Trump on AOC ‘garbage’ quote

CNN ‘fact-checks’ Trump on AOC ‘garbage’ quote
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – With predictable results. Ocasio-Cortez in fact directly implied America is garbage, by referring to a “10%” change from our current condition as “10% better from garbage.”  CNN points out she didn’t explicitly say the American people are “garbage.”  But read it all at the link and decide for yourself.]

“The first lady thinks that it’s horrible what they’ve said about Israel and horrible what they’ve said about our country, these congresswomen. They can’t call our country and our people ‘garbage.’ They can’t be anti-Semitic. They can’t talk about evil Jews, which is what they say. ‘Evil Jews,’ ” Trump said Friday.

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Ocasio-Cortez said the country has drifted so far in the wrong direction, away from helping average working people, that ambitious initiatives are necessary. Given that society has “strayed so far away from what has really made us powerful and just and good and equitable and productive,” she said, “moderate” policies are insufficient.

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“I think all of these things sound radical compared to where we are. But where we are is not a good thing. This idea of 10% better from garbage shouldn’t be what we settle for. It feels like moderate is not a stance, it’s just an attitude toward life of like, ‘meh,’ ” she told her interviewer from The Intercept.

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