Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Trump’s Presidential Medal of Freedom For ‘Virulent Racist’ Rush Limbaugh!

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Dear Commons Community,

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) ripped into President Donald Trump’s decision to honor Rush Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union address on Tuesday night. And she said honoring the right-wing radio host justified her decision to skip the event

Limbaugh has a long history of making racist and xenophobic comments, but Trump hailed him as “a special man, beloved by millions” as he bestowed the highest civilian award issued by the president. The honor came one day after Limbaugh said he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer

Ocasio-Cortez called the medal “an extraordinarily sacred award” and noted that previous recipients have included civil rights icon Rosa Parks. 

“Rush Limbaugh is a virulent racist,” she said in a video on Instagram. 

Trump’s decision to give the award at the State of the Union ― rather than at a dedicated ceremony as was typically done ― “cheapens the value” of the honor, she said. 

Ocasio-Cortez also mocked Limbaugh’s seeming surprise, given that there had been media reports throughout the day that it would happen. 

“He had to pretend that this was some kind of Oprah moment,” she said.

Ocasio-Cortez argued that there were others in the audience who were far more deserving of the honor, yet Trump chose Limbaugh as “red meat to his base.”

“Trump knows what he’s doing,” she said. “He wants to assert that Rush Limbaugh is somehow on the same level as Rosa Parks and it’s truly nauseating and this is one of the many reasons why I did not go.”

Don’t hold back, Alexandria!



One comment

  1. Why would Ocasio ripped into President Donald Trump’s decision to honor Rush Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. FREEDOM is what Ocasio and Bernie would take away from Americans. Even the thought of “free child care” sound dangerous!!! As we all know, communism decides what your abilities are and will allocate each individual, according to what they believe the individual is capable of contributing to the government machine. So if your child is slow he-she will be cleaning the bathrooms!!! Bernie-Ocasio philosophy is about the control of the masses. Schools and Universities have an obligation to educate young minds about the reality of this ideology. Just because you were taken advantage of by colleges and universities and banks does not mean you should now sign your life to a bunch of ideologues that will tell you what to eat,what to say, what to think and how to live!!!! Sanders calls President Trump dangerous!!! REALLY????