Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been under fire in recent weeks for falsely claiming that President Trump “has established concentration camps on the southern border” for illegal aliens when in reality, the President has adopted former President Barack Obama's detainment center program.
"This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying. This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis,” she wrote on Twitter, citing a magazine article," Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet.
This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019
This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis ??https://t.co/2dWHxb7UuL
In mid June, the Auschwitz memorial called out the socialist, inviting her to get educated on the reality of real concentration camps.
"@chrislhayes Please consider following @AuschwitzMuseum where everyday we commemorate and educate about the tragic human history of #Auschwitz." they said.
Ocasio-Cortez's comments were so outlandish that even CNN hosts are now calling her out.
On Friday, liberal CNN host Jake Tapper trapped Ocasio-Cortez into admitting that Obama must have ran "concentration camps" too considering President Trump is simply adopting his program.
"There were concentration camps under Obama and under Bill Clinton. That’s in the story you retweeted. Did you call them concentration camps at the time when Obama was president?" Tapper asked.
"At the time I was working in a restaurant ..." the socialist responded.
WATCH the full clip below:
"There were concentration camps under Obama and under Bill Clinton. That’s in the story you retweeted. Did you call them concentration camps at the time when Obama was president?"@jaketapper asks @AOC— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 27, 2019
"at the time I was working in a restaurant ..." pic.twitter.com/R0ltbQyJr0
Last week, the United States Holocaust Museum issued a rare statement in response to Ocasio-Cortez's "concentration camps" comments in regards to the detainment centers on the southern border.
“Museum statement on Holocaust comparisons,” the Museum posted on Twitter.
“The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary. That position has repeatedly and unambiguously been made clear in the Museum’s official statement on the matter – a statement that is reiterated and reaffirmed now,” the statement started.
“The Museum further reiterates that a statement ascribed to a Museum staff historian regarding recent attempts to analogize the situation on the United States southern border to concentration camps in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s does not reflect the position of the Museum,” it continues.
“The Museum deeply regrets any offense to Holocaust survivors and others that may have been engendered by any statement ascribed to a Museum historian in a personal capacity,” it concludes.
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