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Obama tells Democrats to focus on policy instead of squabbling over the word 'socialism,' but wants AOC to get more airtime

Added 12-03-20 01:17:02am EST - “In return AOC and her friends lashed out at him” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Obama tells Democrats to focus on policy instead of squabbling over the word 'socialism,' but wants AOC to get more airtime”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former President Barack Obama opined that socialist Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) should get more exposure from the Democratic party even as he warned them to focus less on using the word "socialism."

Obama made the comments during a interview with Vanity Fair contributor Peter Hamby released on Wednesday.

He was talking about the success of the Democratic National Committee when he appeared to criticize the party for not giving the firebrand socialist more airtime.

"The Democratic National Convention I thought was really successful considering the pandemic, and really used technology wisely," Obama claimed.

"But, you know, the fact that an AOC only got, what, three minutes or five minutes? When she speaks to a broad section of young people who are interested in what she has to say, even if they don't agree with everything she says?" he added.

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