Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not only calling out Trump for his recent racist tweet but is reminding him – and the world – of his sexual assault allegations for good measure.
“Hey Mr. President, remember when you bragged about sexually assaulting women, talking about feeling their breasts and genitals, because ‘when you’re a star they let you do it?’ And then you imposed DOE policies to make it harder for sexual assault survivors to report an assault?” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet Tuesday, referring to the infamous 2005 Access Hollywood video that surfaced during the 2016 campaign in which Trump is heard saying he was able to grab women “by the p****” because he was famous. Trump later apologized referring to it as “locker room banter.”
Last weekend, Trump tweeted that congresswomen AOC, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib should all “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.”
….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
Though he doesn’t call them out by name, the four congresswomen of color felt the tweet was directed at them. However, all four congresswomen are U.S. citizens and all were born in the U.S. except for Omar who is originally from Somalia, from which she fled as a refugee to settle in the states.