CNN anchor Chris Cuomo argued on Tuesday evening that the phrase “America First” is “equally stained” because the time period “focus camps” throughout a panel dialogue about controversial remarks made by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.
Throughout a Monday evening livestream on Instagram, Ocasio-Cortez declared that the U.S. authorities is “working focus camps alongside the southern border” and claimed that the Trump presidency is “fascist.” The congresswoman and her defenders pushed again at critics outraged by the terminology invoking the Holocaust, saying she meant the literal definition of “focus camps,” which predate Nazi Germany.
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Professional-Trump commentator Steven Cortes blasted Ocasio-Cortez, saying “everyone knows what the connotation of focus camps is” and that “99” out of 100 individuals would say the time period is linked to Nazism. Cortes additionally famous that the lawmaker had used the phrase “by no means once more,” which is “particularly linked to the Holocaust.”
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“She additionally demeans the present Americans, a lot of whom are Hispanic, who do the very laborious and harmful work of guarding our border,” Cortes mentioned. “She equated them by affiliation to Nazi SS guards and that’s disgraceful. AOC ought to apologize at least and doubtless resign.”
“You didn’t have related issues with the phrase ‘America First,’ which is equally stained,” Cuomo shot again. “Or the phrase ‘nationalist,’ which is equally stained.”
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“No,” Cortes shook his head. “I’ve completely disagreed that it is a stained phrase.”
“It’s possible you’ll, however you might be flawed,” the CNN anchor declared.
“No, I am not,” Cortes reacted. “You do not get to outline what nationalism means for me.”
“Sure, I do,” Cuomo continued. “I am going to make you a wager. Steve, let me know what motion outlined itself as nationalism that was constructive and never oppressive to a different.”
The GOP commentator shortly responded with “American nationalism,” which Cuomo dismissed as one thing that was non-existent and that Cortes was really speaking about “patriotism.”