US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday called President Trump “a symptom of much deeper problems” facing the United States — and said that even his departure from the White House won’t solve them.
“He can stay, he can go. He can be impeached, or voted out in 2020,” she tweeted.
“But removing Trump will not remove the infrastructure of an entire party that embraced him; the dark money that funded him; the online radicalization that drummed his army; nor the racism he amplified+reanimated.”
The Bronx Democrat posted a series of messages in response to a Saturday tweet from “Star Trek” actor and activist George Takei, who said that Trump’s election and continued support from “so many” Americans showed that the country had “serious issues to sort out.”
“This is the REAL conversation we need to have as a country,” Ocasio-Cortez replied.
“As horrific as this president is, he is a symptom of much deeper problems. Even foreign influence plays on nat’l wounds that we refuse to address: income inequality, racism, corruption, a willingness to excuse bigotry.”
The freshman congresswoman and progressive upstart also said that “addressing these root causes” would require “having uncomfortable moments convos w/ loved ones, w/ media, w/ those we disagree, and yes – within our own party, too.”