Ocasio-Cortez: Trump Attacked Socialism Because He Is ‘Losing on the Issues’

Tuesday on MSNBC’s special coverage of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said the president said American would never be a socialist country because “he feels himself losing on the issues.” Ocasio-Cortez said, “I think that the president was unprepared. I don’t think that he did his homework.” She added, “There was no plan. There was no plan to address our opioid crisis. There was no plan to address the cost of health care, there was no plan to increase wages. I had to ask myself, is this a campaign stop or is this a State of the Union?” When asked about Trump’s remarks on socialism, Ocasio-Cortez said, “I think that he needs to do it because he feels like — he feels himself losing on the issues. Every single policy proposal that we have adopted and presented to the American public has been overwhelmingly popular, even some with a majority of Republican voters supporting what we’re talking about. We talked about a 70 percent marginal tax rate on incomes over $10 million. Sixty percent of Americans approve it. Seventy million Americans believe in approved and expanded Medicare for all. A large amount of Americans

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