AOC, Tlaib, Omar, and Pressley Sit Down With Gayle King for Joint Interview Responding to ‘Bully’ Trump
CBS NEWS EXCLUSIVE: In “The Squad’s” first interview since Pres. Trump’s racist tweets, Rep. @RashidaTlaib, alongside @AOC, @IlhanMN & @AyannaPressley, tells @GayleKing that Republicans who don’t condemn @POTUS‘ attacks are “choosing him over country.” https://t.co/m9GQhKxSWO pic.twitter.com/GJ9I7iEZyz
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) July 16, 2019
Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley sat down with CBS News’ Gayle King for a joint interview on President Donald Trump‘s tweets and the resolution to condemn them Tuesday.
The resolution––passed mostly along party lines, with 4 Republicans and independent Justin Amash joining––explicitly condemns Trump’s tweets going after them as racist. It passed after chaos erupted in the House earlier after Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the tweets racist and Republican Doug Collins objected. (More details here.)
In a clip released by CBS News Tuesday night, Tlaib called Trump “the biggest bully I’ve ever had to deal with in my lifetime.” She said, “This is a distraction.”
King asked if enough Republicans have spoken up against Trump. Ocasio-Cortez responded, “Absolutely not.”
She knocked Republicans for lacking “the basic human decency” to vote to condemn Trump’s remarks.
“They’re choosing him over country,” Tlaib added.
You can watch the preview above, via CBS. More of the interview will air on CBS This Morning Wednesday morning.
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