‘The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez, D-N.Y., claimed President Donald Trump is intimidated by the rise of socialism in the Democratic Party.
During his second State of the Union address on Tuesday, Trump vowed that “America will never be a socialist country,” rebuking radical leftists like Ocasio–Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who regularly call for socialist policies like Medicare-for-All and a 70 percent income tax.
Ocasio–Cortez, however, said Trump’s comment didn’t bother her: “I thought it was great,” she told Fox News after the speech. “I think he’s scared.”
The freshman representative pointedly refused to clap or stand throughout Trump’s address, leading many critics to call out her “sullen” behavior.
The democratic socialist responded to the criticism by saying the SOTU was an “embarrassment” and attacking Trump on Twitter.
Why should I be “spirited and warm” for this embarrassment of a #SOTU?
Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future.
We’re flying without a pilot. And I‘m not here to comfort anyone about that fact. https://t.co/7bu3QXFMnC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 6, 2019
During his address, Trump warned Democratic leaders not to join the radical leftists in their party, pointing to the economic decline and civil disorder Venezuela is experiencing as a result of failed socialist policies.
“Two weeks ago, the United States officially recognized the legitimate government of Venezuela, and its new interim president, Juan Guaido,” Trump said.
“We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom—and we condemn the brutality of the Maduro regime, whose socialist policies have turned that nation from being the wealthiest in South America into a state of abject poverty and despair.”
Trump then shifted focus back to those in the chamber who sought to pursue a similar path.
“Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country,” he continued. “America was founded on liberty and independence—not government coercion, domination and control. We are born free, and we will stay free.”