Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Lynching Tweet: ‘Horrifying’ Trump ‘Deliberately’ Using Race to Divide U.S.
OCASIO-CORTEZ: "Well, first of all, to not understand the history of our country, not understand the scourge of not only slavery, but the fact that lynching happened well beyond slavery, well into the days of people in this body, you know, very well still being here. It's horrifying that he would do this, but also we have to understand that he is using our pain to his advantage as well. He chose that word deliberately. People think that he uses his words as mistakes. They're not. He deliberately chooses the most racially animating, divisive terms so that he can rile up that base. Because that's what he knows he can build power on.”