Ocasio-Cortez says Trump’s border barrier is ‘like the Berlin Wall’ as she blasts president for ‘moral abomination’ and complains that EVERYONE in DC ‘is like, a spy!’
- The 29-year-old New York Democratic congresswoman compared Trump’s border wall to the Berlin Wall on Friday and called it ‘a moral abomination’
- The Berlin Wall kept East Germans from fleeing the communist Soviet bloc to the democratic West
- President Trump has framed his border wall expansion as a mechanism to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and narcotics from Mexico
- Ocasio-Cortez also marveled at her newfound fame, saying it’s bizarre to see Washingtonians furtively texting that they spotted her at a coffe shop
- Livestream footage is peppered with the word ‘like’
Freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasion-Cortez compared President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall to the Berlin Wall during a livestream for her supporters on Friday, complaining about the level of public scrutiny her celebrity has generated.
‘No matter how you feel about the wall, I think it’s a moral abomination,’ the 29-year-old New York Democrat said. ‘I think it’s like the Berlin Wall.’
The Berlin Wall stood from 1961 to 1989 as a Soviet-manded barrier between East and West Berlin, and came to symbolize the Cold War ‘Iron Curtain’ that separated communist Eastern European countries from the democratic West.
Its purpose was to keep people in East Berlin, the city’s communist sector, from fleeing to West Berlin.
Freshman New York Democratic congresswoman alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday compared Preisdent Donald Trump’s proposed border wall expansion to the Berlin Wall and called it ‘a moral abomination’
President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he will spend nearly $8 billion to extend hundreds of miles of physical walls and fences along the U.S.-Mexico border. The White House says its purpose is to keep illegal immigrants, human traffickers and narcotics smugglers out of the United States.
In another segment of her Friday livestream, Ocasio-Cortez said her newfound fame as a socialist standard-bearer can be uncomfortable.
‘Here in DC it’s like, so weird,’ she said. ‘It’s like everybody is like, a spy. Like, it’s so bizarre.’
‘It’s like – you could go out to get a coffee and the person that’s, like, sitting at a table in the corner of the restaurant is like, you know, like –’
Ocasio-Cortez, 29, also complained about the level of public attention she gets on the streets of Washington, D.C.
Wearing a plain gray sweatshirt, eyeglasses and a smartwatch, Ocasio-Cortez drew her arms close to her chest to mimic someone secretly typing.
‘Then they go and, like, they text all of their friends that they saw so-and-so at this cafe and it’s like, triangulation.
And it’s super weird,’ she added. ‘It’s just, like, super weird.’
She compared her political fame wandering Capitol Hill or Washington’s intimate Navy Yard neighborhood to the scale of New York City, saying it’s harder to blend in with the D.C. crowd.
‘New York is really interesting,’ she said, ‘because there’s a lot of anonymity out in public.’