Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made one strange comment about race that no one could believe
Joe Biden’s Presidential campaign has struggled to build enthusiasm among the voting blocs Democrats need to win back not just the White House, but also the Senate.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes tried to rectify that situation.
But it ended in embarrassment as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made one strange comment about race that no one could believe.
In an interview with Telemundo, Ocasio-Cortez tried to link Hispanics to the current Black Lives Matter movement by claiming Latinos were black.
“I always say Latinos are black. We are Afro-Latina and we — we run an entire racial spectrum,” Ocasio-Cortez stated.
Ocasio-Cortez outrageously claimed Latino’s African roots made them victims of the supposedly racist institutions that formed the foundation of American life.
“African and indigenous roots from which we come and how that’s reflected in systems of power, wealth inequality and, frankly, our political system,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
Finally, Ocasio-Cortez tried to bring Latinos into the movement to oust President Trump by claiming systemic racism in America drove negative outcomes for Latinos in terms of coronavirus fatality rates and unemployment due to the government-mandated lockdowns.
“African-Americans have some of the highest mortality rates in the country due to COVID, but in terms of our — our Latino community here in the United States, we are bearing some of the largest economic brunts of COVID-19. We are experiencing the highest unemployment rates and job displacement due to the mass layoffs,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
Joe Biden’s had trouble energizing Latino voters.
And some polls have shown that Donald Trump is actually gaining support among Hispanic voters during the nationwide civil unrest caused by Black Lives Matter riots.
Democrats know they can’t win key swing states like Florida without winning bigger margins among Hispanics.
That is why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying to create a sense of racial solidarity among black and Hispanic voters.