2019 is barely even underway but congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already having one hell of a year.
She has already given the perfect response to a video attempting to shame her for dancing during her days in college, and now she has her sights set on the president.
During an interview on 60 Minutes, Ocasio-Cortez was asked by Anderson Cooper for her thoughts on Donald Trump.
Firstly, she was asked why she doesn't talk about Trump too often, to which she said:
I think he's a symptom of a problem.
The president certainly didn't invent racism but he's certainly given a voice to it, and expanded it, and created a platform for those things.
Cooper then went a bit more direct with his questions and asked her if she believed Trump was a racist. Her answer doesn't require much interpretation.
Yeah, yeah, no question. When you look at the words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy.
When you look at how he reacted to the Charlottesville incident where neo-Nazis murdered a woman versus how he manages crises like immigrants seeking legal refuge on our borders, it's, it's night and day.
This is possibly the boldest move that any US politician has made against Trump during his entire presidency and people are refreshed by her frankness and honesty.
Cooper: Do you believe President Trump is a racist?
@AOC: Yeah. Yeah. No question.
And she's right & I, for one, a… https://t.co/cdgBejDFFo
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CBS did contact the White House for a response to the accusations of racism. The White House deputy press secretary said in a statement:
Cong. Ocasio-Cortez's sheer ignorance on the matter can't cover the fact that president Trump supported and passed historic criminal justice reform and has repeatedly condemned racism and bigotry in all forms.
Ocasio-Cortez was only sworn into office on 3 January and she is already making some huge waves in Washington.
Although it remains to be seen what Trump will inevitably say about her, there is no denying that the 29-year-old isn't scared of ruffling a few feathers.