"The first lady thinks that it's horrible what they've said about Israel and they're horrible what they've said about our country, these congresswomen. They can not call our country and our people 'garbage." "Evil Jews," "Trump said Friday."
In both cases, he was twisting a quote to bolster his allegation that "they hate our country."
Facts First: Ocasio-Cortez did not call Americans "garbage"; she said in March that the country has gone so far in the wrong direction that people should not be satisfied with moderate policies that are just "10% better than garbage." None of the congresswomen have uttered the phrase "evil Jews"; Ocas tweeted in 201
What Ocasio-Cortez said
Ocasio-Cortez, a New York congresswoman, did not call any person "garbage," much less Americans as a group.
Ocasio-Cortez was asked at an event at the South by Southwest Festival why it took so long to be Democratic candidates who run on bold progressive policies such as Medicare for All and the Green New Deal
"I think all of these things sound radical compared to but we are not a good thing This idea of 10% better than garbage should not be what we settle for It feels like moderate is not a stance, it's just an attitude towards life like, meh, "she told her interviewer from The Intercept
Her remark can be interpreted as her saying that the current state of the country is" garbage. " But it is false to say, as Trump did, she called "our people" garbage.
Trump was briefly closer to his precise speech in North Carolina on Wednesday, in which he said, "She described contemporary America" as garbage. But he then added, "That's you, that's me, that's all of us – as garbage." That's just not true
What Omar said
Omar, and Minnesota congresswoman, tweeted in 2012:" Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see
Some of her critics found this unsatisfactory. Regardless, it is indisputable that Omar did not say "evil Jews."