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Trump relished rally chant, Ocasio-Cortez tells constituents in Queens


Added 07-20-19 10:10:02pm EST - “U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Saturday that President Don...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “Trump relished rally chant, Ocasio-Cortez tells constituents in Queens”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Saturday that President Donald Trump relished a chant by the crowd at a campaign rally this week that called for a Democratic congresswoman to be sent back where she came from.

Trump renewed his criticism of four minority women lawmakers on Friday, saying that they had said horrible things about the United States, and defended himself from criticism over his comment that they should leave the United States if unhappy.

A day after saying his audience in North Carolina went too far when they chanted “Send her back!” about Somalia-born Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, on Friday he defended the crowd members as “incredible patriots.”

Appearing before her constituents in New York City for the first time since the latest flare-up between Trump and the four Democratic congresswomen, Ocasio-Cortez rejected the president’s statement that he had tried to quiet the crowd, saying he had egged them on instead.

“Roll back the tape ... He relished it. He took it in and he’s doing this intentionally,” the freshman U.S. lawmaker told about 200 constituents gathered for a town hall meeting on immigration at a school in the Corona section of Queens.

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