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Dec 22, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO: “(President Trump) is afraid of strong women”


“(President Trump) has a lot of problems: he is a racist, he is anti-immigrant and more than that… his administration is corrupt. He has a track record: he is afraid of strong women, of Latino women, he is unethical,” *Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez daid to Noticias Telemundo in a Spanish-language television exclusive interview

The full interview will be available for streaming on NoticiasTelemundo.com and the Noticias Telemundo properties on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) sat down with Noticias Telemundo’s Correspondent Guadalupe Venegas for an exclusive Spanish-language television interview in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Democratic Representative discussed President Trump’s impeachment and the Democratic primary race, among other issues of interest to the Latino community.

Highlights of the interview aited on “Noticias Telemundo” at 6:30 pm / 5:30 CT and the full interview will be available for streaming on NoticiasTelemundo.com and the Noticias Telemundo properties on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter.

Next, some interview highlights:
  • “If the President thinks I am crazy…It would actually be a problem if he would agree with my ideas. He has a lot of problems: he is a racist, he is anti-immigrant and more than that… his administration is corrupt. He has a track record: he is afraid of strong women, of Latino women, he is unethical.” *  
  • “I was a community organizer in the Bronx for Senator Sanders during the last presidential campaign. That was my first experience organizing right there in the street for an election. Before that, I did community work in education, with the Latino community and with the National Hispanic Institute, but that was my first time organizing for an election. It was an experience that I will never forget. It was an important part of my experience when I decided to run for Congress. I learned that there was another way of doing politics here in the U.S.”
  • “Last year I worked in a taqueria, as a waitress and as a bartender, and now I am a Congresswoman. That is a huge change. But my values are the same. And we are saying the same thing we were saying last year: that we must fight for working families, for health insurance, for education for all children and a fair salary.” 
  • “If we are first or second generation, it is important that we cultivate our language. I must speak and practice more to improve my own Spanish. Our language is the link with our families and our communities.”

Noticias Telemundo is a leading news provider for U.S. Hispanics. Its award-winning television news broadcasts, airing from the Telemundo Center, include the daily newscast "Noticias Telemundo" with José Díaz Balart, "Noticias Telemundo Fin de Semana" with Julio Vaqueiro, "Noticias Telemundo Mediodía" with Felicidad Aveleyra, the "Un Nuevo Día" news segment with Paulina Sodi, and the Sunday current affairs show "Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart." The "Noticias Telemundo Digital Team" provides continuous content to U.S. Hispanics via its growing online and mobile platforms. "Noticias Telemundo Investiga" produces investigative reports and in-depth documentaries. "Noticias Telemundo Planeta Tierra" offers environmental and climate change related information. In addition, "Noticias Telemundo" produces award-winning news specials, documentaries and news events such as political debates, forums and town halls.

*Rush translation from rough transcript, subject to change.

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