First things first: we have to give props to NBC News’ Chuck Todd, who surprisingly turned out to be one of the few journalists who didn’t instinctively provide cover for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez after she accused the Trump administration of running concentration camps at the border.
Ocasio-Cortez's comparison of ICE detentions to concentration camps did border detainees "a tremendous disservice" #MTPDaily
"She said she didn't use those words lightly," Chuck Todd said. "Well, neither did I." pic.twitter.com/5CIOfWn7BQ
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 19, 2019
Serious props to Chuck Todd. This is how every journalist and rational person should have reacted to AOC’s comments. https://t.co/k0KA1ENL7X
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) June 20, 2019
Much props to him. The far left is going to absolutely DESTROY him for this, so this took a lot of courage. I may have to start following him again.
— Cory M (@IToldYouMonsoon) June 20, 2019
Man, stay away from the tweet commentary though.
— Sean Polish (@sean_polish) June 20, 2019
Well let's see, she's got a couple options:
-White male lectures minority
-She can double down and attack journalists
-She can apologize
-She can keep quiet and other journalists will recklessly keep defending her
— Junior (@Jxnyor) June 20, 2019
Which will it be? You know we can cross options 4 and 5 right off the list, so … maybe she’ll respond to someone else’s tweet instead:
This makes no sense – in one breath, Chuck Todd concedes that @AOC herself says she wasn’t referring to Nazi death camps, but in the next breath he condemns her for invoking “Nazi concentration camps” – which she didn’t. As he himself conceded only seconds earlier. Sigh. https://t.co/fkuC9uuvsn
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) June 19, 2019
Well, @chucktodd – the fact that you slipped in “Nazi” when I never said that is pretty unfortunate.
Almost as unfortunate as the fact that you spent this whole time w/o discussing DHS freezers, “dog pounds,” missing children, & human rights abuses that uphold use of this term. https://t.co/1eNuW1ZR0f
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 19, 2019
She’ll never apologize for anything, ever, will she?
Ocasio-Cortez is lying, again
AOC specifically referenced "Never Again" in her Instagram video, which is a direct reference to the Holocaust, which was carried out by Nazis pic.twitter.com/AyMAAWNdcE
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 20, 2019
But … they had concentration camps in the Boer War!
More attacks on the media by AOC. Democracy dies in the void between her ears.
— Bruce Bigg (@brucebigg) June 20, 2019
Now that she is biting the hands that feed her, this is going to get interesting.
— Michael Angerame (@DaBigAnge) June 20, 2019
This is why Americans cannot trust politicians today. They lie even about what they simply said and then expect Americans to trust them with liberty and freedom!
— jcope (@jcope58486439) June 20, 2019
Cut her some slack… it’s entirely possible she’s just that stupid.
— Kenny Whittenburg (@KennyTexas) June 20, 2019
She’s a child that somehow convinced idiots in NY to elect her to congress. Doesn’t change the fact that she’s still a child with no real life experience.
— DanCamm (@Dan_Camm) June 20, 2019
Well AOC one word for you. NARCASSIST!!! Every trait pic.twitter.com/wNBhIQc8ep
— #ReformCharlieBaker (@laxmammi) June 20, 2019
Being an elected official should come with some sort of 'maturity' test, which you would absolutely fail.
Grow up. 🙂
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) June 20, 2019
AOC is trying to salvage her career after she found out that her ratings are plummeting.
— 🇺🇸 David 🇮🇱 (@JIL153) June 20, 2019
She is deranged
— Mark Simon (@MSimon1990) June 20, 2019
Let them fight this is great for us. 🤫
— KarmaDog (@KarmaDogOh) June 20, 2019
I kind of think she's an undercover Trump supporter. Seriously, name one person who does more to make Trump look good than AOC. Trump says something a bit cringeworthy, then AOC one-ups him times 1,000. She's his perfect foil.
— PIAccount (@PIAccount1) June 20, 2019
In the future, the history books — if there are history books — will have much to say about the people who did the normalizing. The phenomenon is notable not for its uniqueness to these times but for its similarity to other periods of darkness. The lessons have not been learned.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) June 19, 2019
No, they have not, despite any number of Jewish groups reaching out to educate her.
Even more Jewish groups condemn Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her ‘Boer War’ comments https://t.co/Q3oRE130Xm
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 19, 2019