Article by Bryan Howard
January 24, 2019
President Trump fired back at Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for promoting Socialism by using the failure of Venezuela. Trump never called Ocasio-Cortez by name but he compared her policy while bashing younger Democrats.
This comes after President Trump announced he does not find Venezuelan President Maduro as a legitimate leader. Ocasio-Cortez strongly opposes President Trump for getting involved with Venezuela due to she wants to protect their Socialist government.
Trump Stated, “We’re looking at Venezuela, it’s a very sad situation. That was the richest state in all of that area. That’s a big, beautiful area and by far the richest. And now it’s one of the poorest places in the world.”
Trump noted, “That’s what socialism gets you when they want to raise your taxes to 70%. I’ve been watching our opponents, our future opponents talking about 70%. Number one, they can’t do it for 70%. It’s got to probably be twice that number.”
Trump finished, “But, maybe more importantly, what happens is you really have to study and take a look at what has happened to Venezuela. Is a very sad situation. We have our eye very closely on Venezuela.”