AOC: Prosecuting Trump Is Like Putting ‘An Ankle Bracelet Around Him’ Because He Can’t Campaign
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attends the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Leesburg, Virginia, on February 8, 2024.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was accused by critics this week of saying the quiet part out loud when she said that the Democrats’ criminal trial against former President Donald Trump was a legal way for them to keep him off the campaign trail.

AOC made the remarks while speaking to reporters ahead of Trump’s a rally on Thursday in South Bronx.

“By the way, Trump’s doing it in the South Bronx not to make a point, but because he’s got court,” AOC said. “And the man practically has the legal version of an ankle bracelet around him, and he can’t leave the 5 boroughs because he always has to be in court. So it is truly an embarrassment to him. And I am looking forward to the response of everyday Bronxites talking about how they feel about him coming to their backyard.”

Steve Cortes, who worked for the Trump Campaign in 2020, posted Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks on X and wrote: “Wow. @AOC accidentally says the quiet part out loud. She mocks President Trump for holding a rally in the South Bronx and brags about how the Democrats’ lawfare is forcing him to stay in New York City.”



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