Four far-left congresswomen held a press conference on Monday about recent tweets from President Donald Trump that they claimed were racist and, during the press conference, they proceeded to melt down, making multiple false statements and refusing to answer specific questions from reporters.
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) hosted the press conference to address recent attacks from Trump, who has highlighted their behavior and said they are anti-American.
Omar made multiple false claims during the press conference, saying: “This is a president who has called black athletes ‘sons of b*****s.’ This is a president who has called people who come from black and brown countries ‘sh–holes.’ This is a president who has equated neo-Nazis with those who protest them.”
None of what Omar claimed is true. Trump referred to athletes who kneel during the national anthem as “sons-of-b*****s,” not black athletes. Trump referred to certain countries as “sh-tholes,” not black and brown people. Trump did not equate neo-Nazis with those who protest them, he specifically condemned them.
Omar went on to claim that Trump was accused of criminally colluding with Russia to undermine the U.S. election, despite the fact that Special Counsel Robert Mueller stated in his report on his Russia investigation that the Trump campaign did not conspire with Russia.
Omar also spread conspiracy theories, claiming without evidence that Trump was trying to promote “an agenda to allow millions of Americans to die from a lack of health care.”
Omar also refused to deny that she was a communist and that she is pro-al-Qaeda, a question that emerged after footage of her emerged from 2013 where she laughed when talking about ISIS and al-Qaeda.
Omar defended her past anti-Semitic remarks when pressed by a reporter on if her past comments gave legitimacy toTrump’s criticisms against her. Omar said that everything she says comes “from a place of extreme love for every single person in this country.”
Pressley also made remarks that stirred controversy, as she refused to refer to Trump as the president, saying, “I will always refer to him as the occupant.”
Ocasio-Cortez tried to claim that Trump was attacking them because he is not competent enough to defend his policies.
“Weak minds and leaders challenge loyalty to our country in order to avoid challenging and debating the policy,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “This president does not know how to make the argument that Americans do not deserve health care. He does not know how to defend his policies, so what he does is attack us personally.”
Trump’s attacks come as a new Democrat internal poll revealed that Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and their socialist agenda are extremely unpopular in swing states, with voters only approving at 22%, 9%, and 18% respectively.
In reaction to the poll, a top Democrat involved in the 2020 congressional races told Axios: “If all voters hear about is AOC, it could put the [House] majority at risk. [S]he’s getting all the news and defining everyone else’s races. Socialism is toxic to these voters.”