[Telemundo Noticias\Ocasio-Cortez Interview]
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Trump: “He has a lot of problems: he is a racist, he is anti-immigrant and more than that… his administration is corrupt. He has a track record: he is afraid of strong women, of Latino women, he is unethical.”
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) sat down yesterday with Noticias Telemundo’s Correspondent Guadalupe Venegas for an exclusive Spanish-language television interview in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Democratic Representative discussed President Trump’s impeachment and the Democratic primary race, among other issues of interest to the Latino community.
Here are some noteworthy quotes that Rep Ocasio-Cortez made during the Telemundo interview:
(1) “If the President thinks I am crazy…It would actually be a problem if he would agree with my ideas. He has a lot of problems: he is a racist, he is anti-immigrant and more than that… his administration is corrupt. He has a track record: he is afraid of strong women, of Latino women, he is unethical.”
(2) “I was a community organizer in the Bronx for Senator Sanders during the last presidential campaign. That was my first experience organizing right there in the street for an election. Before that, I did community work in education, with the Latino community and with the National Hispanic Institute, but that was my first time organizing for an election. It was an experience that I will never forget. It was an important part of my experience when I decided to run for Congress. I learned that there was another way of doing politics here in the U.S.”
(3) “Last year I worked in a taqueria, as a waitress and as a bartender, and now I am a Congresswoman. That is a huge change. But my values are the same. And we are saying the same thing we were saying last year: that we must fight for working families, for health insurance, for education for all children and a fair salary.”
(4) “If we are first or second generation, it is important that we cultivate our language. I must speak and practice more to improve my own Spanish. Our language is the link with our families and our communities.”
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