New progressive champion Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke to Anderson Cooper during Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” and actually apologized if the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., was hurt by her insults.
“If he felt genuinely threatened by me, then I apologize,” she said. “But I think that frankly, it’s any legal advice that anyone would give him.”
Ocasio-Cortez noted that Trump Jr. should probably not come on the attack against those in Congress because they now have subpoena power over him.
Cooper reminded her that most politicians don’t apologize, but Ocasio-Cortez said she doesn’t mind breaking all of the rules.
“On the other hand, if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen,” she said of Trump Jr.’s whining.
“People know that if you’re coming after me, you’re opening yourself up,” she continued. “People know that my style is sarcastic but honest and I take people at their word. And I will hold them accountable as well.”
She said that she wasn’t threatening consequences to anyone who comes after her, but admitted: “I will take you down a peg if you’re not being fair.”
She also said that Trump didn’t invent racism but he’s given a voice to it, and for that, he should be held responsible.
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Incel blew his hand off — and may have been planning for suicide bomber attack on ‘hot’ cheerleaders: report
A young man in Virginia was photographed for his mugshot with extensive facial injuries.
"A 23-year-old Virginia man who appeared to be planning an incel bomb attack on "hot cheerleaders" accidentally blew off his hand with explosives, authorities say," BuzzFeed News reported Saturday. "Cole Carini was charged in federal court on Friday connection with the plot after he allegedly lied to FBI agents by saying his extensive injuries were the result of a lawnmower accident."
Big turnout for protest in Texas town known as a ‘haven’ for the Ku Klux Klan
Protesters gathered in Vidor, Texas on Saturday for a rally against racism and police violence.
The East Texas town has long had a reputation for racism.
Vidor is a small city of about 11,000 people near the Texas Gulf Coast, not too far from the Louisiana border. Despite the fact that Beaumont, a much bigger city just 10 minutes away, is quite integrated, Vidor is not. There are very few blacks there; it's mostly white. That is in large part because of a history of racism in Vidor, a past that continues to haunt the present," Keith Oppenheim reported for CNN in 2006.
BUSTED: Key Trump aide caught pushing racist vigilantism on social media
Video of a chainsaw-wielding Texas man threatening protesters while shouting the n-word went viral on Friday.
While many people were shocked by the video, one of President Donald Trump's top advisors supported the racism and vigilantism in documented in the video, according to a new report.
"President Donald Trump and his allies for years have amplified racist messages on Twitter while simultaneously reaching out to black and Hispanic voters, a dissonant balancing act that’s now rocking the GOP amid nationwide racial-justice protests," Politico reported Saturday. "The two competing forces collided Saturday on the Twitter feed of Trump campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp, when she boosted a tweet that lauded a man in Texas in a viral video as he yelled the n-word and wielded a chainsaw to chase away anti-racism demonstrators."