AOC: Trump Knows Bernie Sanders Can Beat Him In November
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez taunted President Trump at a Bernie Sanders rally on the eve of the New Hampshire Democratic primary.
“Let’s talk about November, because we know, in every poll, Bernie beats Trump,” Ocasio-Cortez said Monday at the University of New Hampshire, the last major campaign stop for the Vermont senator before voters in the state go to the polls.
She added, “Trump knows that. Why else do you think he’s come here tonight?”
The New York Democratic representative was referring to Trump’s rally in Manchester. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and a slew of other key Republicans have descended on New Hampshire before Democrats cast their ballots in the second nomination contest to decide who will face the incumbent in the fall.
Ocasio-Cortez, 30, implored the crowd not to underestimate the power of hate, saying it will require more than one Democrat to oust Trump from the White House.
“It’s going to be a movement of Americans that beats Donald Trump,” she said, mentioning “the political revolution” at Sanders’s “back.”
he also called on New Hampshire voters not to be “accommodating” because “business as usual is not working for working people” and that Democrats need to “expand the electorate and transform our democracy.”
“We’re moving forward,” the freshman lawmaker said, alluding to how Trump once told her to “go back” to where she came from, despite her being born in the United States.
Sanders, 78, is a favorite to win Tuesday night’s election, leading the field by an average of 7.4 percentage points, according to RealClearPolitics data. However, not all general election matchup polls with Trump, 73, show Sanders emerging as the victor. A survey by IBD/TIPP in January revealed the senator would come off second-best to the president by 2 percentage points, within the research’s margin of error.