Ocasio-Cortez: Illegal Aliens Are ‘More American’ Than Trump Supporters

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Ocasio-Cortez says illegal aliens are more American than Trump supporters

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims illegal immigrants are “more American” than the 63 million citizens who voted for Trump.  

Responding to Trump’s Oval Office address Tuesday evening, Ocasio-Cortez told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that Trump was holding the paychecks of furloughed government workers “hostage” in order to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Breitbart.com reports: “In the actual address, there was falsehood after falsehood and we have to make sure that we get our facts straight. Everyday immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than native-born Americans,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“And not only that but the women and children on 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 any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be.”

The freshman congresswoman alleged, without citing any evidence, that the president has a “proven track record of discrimination against anybody who’s really non-white,” saying that “insane amount of dysfunction” has caused Americans to feel “unsafe.”

“No one should feel unsafe in the United States of America and that includes our amazing and beautiful and productive immigrant community. And moreover, the one thing that the president has not talked about is the fact that he has systematically engaged in the violation of international human rights on our border,” she continued. “He has separated children from their families.”

“The president should not be asking for more money to an agency that has systematically violated human rights. The president should be really defending why we are funding such an agency at all because right now, what we are seeing is death,” Ocasio-Cortez added.

In his prime-time remarks, President Trump called on Democrat lawmakers to fund a border wall, stating that it is needed to end a humanitarian “crisis,” blaming drugs and violence in the United States on illegal immigration.

“How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job?” he asked.

On Thursday, President Trump will visit the Southern border to highlight his proposal for a wall.


  1. This stupid little bitch just insulted every American in this country by comparing us to child sex traffickers, murderers, rapists and other criminals. How do you feel about that Americans? I know how i feel and I’m glad I’m not in the same room as this jerk, as I’d probably be way too tempted to choke her. This is just plain evil thing to say. Americans built this country, not these criminal invaders. These are people who come here and force their way into our country and then murder, rape, steal and more. This woman is too stupid to cross the street, let alone be in Congress, she doesn’t even know how our govt works!

  2. No good deed goes unpunished. See where pity for these mental midgets has got us; we made our bed and now we have one heck of a thorny world to live in.

  3. What scars me & makes me feel THREATENED, totally unsafe is having this LUNATIC in office. She needs to be impeached! She runs her mouth, having enough for 9 rows of teeth with no brain to back it up. along with no facts to back up anything she says. Hey Cortez, put some proof where your mouth is! Plus get your behind down to the border, & see what’s really going on. You don’t belong in Congress or anyplace that would give you a ounce of power.

  4. You know I just thought about the statements Cortez made. She does not belong in ANY American office. She does not stand to protect or in anyway have good intentions for American citizen’s. By here words alone she will not act in the best interest for America or her people. THAT IS PLAIN TREASON. She must be removed from office. NOW! President TRUMP Please be sure there is an indictment with her name on it. Why would anyone want a person who hates Americans in office to destroy them both financially & their complete well being.

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