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LBJ-era immigration changes skewed political power toward Dems, away from GOP: study

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U.S. legal and illegal immigration levels will create a markedly different House of Representatives — and post-2020 electoral college votes — than would have existed otherwise, a new study claims.

The study, conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), claims to offer insight into how immigration reforms during the era of Democratic President Lyndon Johnson affected the distribution of American political power.

“Our findings indicate that, over time, immigration profoundly redistributes political power at the federal level by changing the apportionment of House seats and votes in the Electoral College,” the study’s authors wrote.

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CIS analyzed Census data to determine that immigrants, and their U.S.-born children, will redistribute at least 26 House seats after 2020. Of those 26 lost seats, 24 will come from states that voted for President Trump in the 2016 election. Meanwhile, solidly Democratic states — California, New Jersey, and New York — will collectively gain 19 additional seats, CIS said Thursday.

In total, California will have nearly a dozen more seats than it otherwise would have without the presence of immigrants and their children. New York and Texas will each have four additional seats.

The study touches on many conservatives’ claims that Democrats are effectively importing new voters to support them in future elections. In particular, conservative author Ann Coulter has repeatedly argued the Johnson-era reforms significantly altered legal immigration in a way that would benefit the party. Johnson served as president from November 1963, following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, until January 1969, when Republican Richard Nixon took office. (Johnson had declined to seek a second term after being elected in 1964.)

CIS similarly said the reforms had a wide-reaching impact.

“Immigration laws were changed significantly in 1965, spurring a new ‘Great Wave’ of immigration as the number of immigrants grew roughly four-and-a-half fold between 1965 and 2019.”

Each state’s electoral vote is composed of the number of seats it holds in the House and Senate, meaning the CIS findings could shed light on the 2022 and 2024 elections as well. Congress will reapportion seats after the U.S. completes the 2020 Census, but that reapportionment won’t take effect until after the 2020 election.

Trump was able to pick up electoral votes in the swing states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, and Wisconsin — states that will each lose at least one seat, according to CIS. Ohio, perhaps the most-watched state beside Florida, will lose three more seats than it otherwise would have.

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Florida, however, would gain three additional seats while New Jersey would gain two and Illinois and Massachusetts will gain one additional seat. Each of those last three supported former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“Apportionment is a zero-sum system; by adding more population to some states rather than others, immigration will continue to significantly redistribute political power in Washington,” the study reads.

Just illegal immigrants and their U.S.-born children will result in key swing states losing seats as well.

“Illegal immigrants and their U.S.-born minor children will redistribute five seats in 2020, with Ohio, Michigan, Alabama, Minnesota, and West Virginia each losing one seat in 2020 that they otherwise would have had,” the authors wrote. “California and Texas will each have two additional seats, and New York will have one additional seat.”

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Republicans also criticized 2020 Democratic candidates for offering public services, like free health care, to illegal immigrants. Democrats typically contend that immigrants boost the U.S. economy, don’t replace domestic labor, and add diversity to the country’s civic culture.

Prior polling has shown that immigrants tend to support Democrats and a 2016 study seemed to confirm the threat that Republicans faced from growing immigration.

“The impact of immigration on Republican votes in the House is negative when the share of naturalized migrants in the voting population increases,” the National Bureau of Economic Research study concluded.

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It added that its results were “consistent with naturalized migrants being less likely to vote for the Republican Party than native voters and with native voters’ political preferences moving towards the Republican Party because of high immigration of non-citizens.”

The CIS favors lower immigration levels and has been called a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) — an accusation that prompted CIS to sue the SPLC in January.

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Tennessee man accused of beating blind, homeless man to death with fire extinguisher at bus station

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A man was arrested for murder early Monday after allegedly using a fire extinguisher to beat a blind, homeless man to death inside a parking garage at a Nashville, Tenn., bus station.

Brandon Brown, 32, was charged with criminal homicide after a 49-year-old man was found beaten to death inside the WeGo Central parking garage at the Music City Central Bus Station. The identity of the man killed has yet to be released by Nashville Metro Police. He was believed to be blind and homeless.

Police initially responded to the bus station at 2 a.m. where they found Brown with blood on his shirt and a cut above one eye. He was transported to Metro General Hospital to be treated, police said. He did not tell officers how he was injured, FOX 17 Nashville reported.

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It wasn’t until about 5:30 a.m. when a security staff member discovered a man beaten to death on the fifth floor of the parking garage, investigators said. Detectives determined the weapon used to kill him was a fire extinguisher.

Police returned to the hospital to question Brown but he had already been released. Officers later spotted him walking down the street nearby and brought him into custody. He was arrested and charged after implicating himself in the murder during a police interview, according to detectives. The motive remains unclear at this point in the investigation, police said.

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He was being held on a $1.2 million bond,  The Tennessean of Nashville also reported.

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More than 1,000 Christians killed by Islamic militants in Nigeria in 2019: report

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More than 1,000 Christians have been murdered by Islamic militants this year in Nigeria, according to a report circulated by Christian news outlets earlier this month.

A militia of Islamic Fulani herdsmen murdered Christians as part of an aggressive and strategic land-grabbing strategy across the Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Southern Kaduna and parts of Bauchi state, the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART), a British non-profit run by a member of the British House of Lords, Baroness Cox, reported.

“They attack rural villages, force villagers off their lands and settle in their place — a strategy that is epitomized by the phrase: ‘Your land or your blood,'” the report said. “In every village, the message from local people is the same: ‘Please, please help us! The Fulani are coming. We are not safe in our own homes.'”

“In every village, the message from local people is the same: ‘Please, please help us! The Fulani are coming. We are not safe in our own homes.'”

— Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust report

NIGERIA’S CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY SLOWLY BEING ERASED AS MILITANTS STEP UP VICIOUS KILLINGS, KIDNAPPINGS

The report, published Nov. 18 but circulated this month, is titled “Your Land or Your Body.” It also estimates about 6,000 Christians have been killed by members of the Fulani ethnic group since 2015 and another 12,000 displaced, according to a copy obtained by The Christian Post.

Nomadic Fulani herdsmen “seek to replace diversity and difference with an Islamist ideology which is imposed with violence on those who refuse to comply. It is – according to the Nigerian House of Representatives – genocide,” Baroness Cox told the Christian Institute.

“Something has to change — urgently,” Cox also told Christian Today. “For the longer we tolerate these massacres, the more we embolden the perpetrators. We give them a ‘green light’ to carry on killing.”

“Something has to change — urgently. For the longer we tolerate these massacres, the more we embolden the perpetrators. We give them a ‘green light’ to carry on killing.”

— Baroness Cox, Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust

Tensions over land-scarcity have been rising in Nigeria as the Sahara Desert continues to expand and the population is on the rise. Predominantly Christian communities remain the target of land-grabbing attacks, suggesting “religion and ideology play a key part” in the Fulani herdsmen’s motive.

The Fulani herdsmen are responsible for the majority of the Christian deaths in Nigeria in 2019. About half of the Christian deaths this year occurred in five separate attacks in Kaduna between January and November, the report said, according to Christian Today. Christians are also being killed by Boko Haram, a jihad terrorist group, in the Borno state, the report said. The exact death toll is not known.

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“The attacks have, on occasion, led to retaliatory violence, as communities conclude that they can no longer rely on the government for protection or justice,” the report said. “However, we have seen no evidence of comparability of scale or equivalence of atrocities.”

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Liberace told Elvis Presley he needed ‘more glitz’ in his shows before Las Vegas transformation, book claims

When Elvis Presley headed to Las Vegas in 1956, the hip-swiveling teen idol developed an unlikely friendship with one candelabra-loving showman.

Richard Zoglin, author of “Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show,” told Fox News Presley’s manager Col. Tom Parker arranged a meeting between The King and Liberace when he first performed in Sin City — and the two artists quickly bonded.

“Elvis was a fish out of water in Las Vegas,” Zoglin explained. “So the colonel went to Liberace, who was this big Vegas star at the time, and asked him to meet Elvis. Liberace did. He was a very generous performer who loved helping out younger artists.”

And Liberace didn’t waste time in giving Presley some much-needed advice.

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Elvis Presley, left, and Liberace quickly bonded in Las Vegas. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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“Liberace said, ‘You need more glitz in your act,’” said Zoglin. “And Elvis listened. He started wearing gold suits and capes — that inspiration came from Liberace. I don’t think people realized Elvis’ over-the-top showmanship in Vegas was influenced by Liberace. But there was a real connection.”

And there was more to Presley and Liberace’s friendship than just their mutual love of fashion.

“Elvis had a twin brother who died at birth,” Zoglin explained. “Liberace also had a twin who died at birth, too. These were two driven performers who had this strange connection. But they remained friends all through Elvis’ life.”

For his book, Zoglin was able to track down some of Presley’s closest confidantes, band members, as well as Vegas entertainers who knew and befriended the star. They all shared Presley was eager to give his career a much-needed jolt.

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Left to right: Tom Jones, Priscilla Presley and her husband Elvis Presley in Las Vegas. (Photo by Bettmann/Getty Images)

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“He wasn’t excited about his work anymore,” said Zoglin. “And the music scene was changing. You had The Beatles. And the films he was making weren’t the ones he envisioned for himself. Las Vegas rejuvenated Elvis. I don’t deny that it was also in Vegas where you can clearly see Elvis going downhill. But in the beginning, it was Vegas where he was at his peak as a stage performer. It allowed him the chance to totally reinvent himself.”

“He was bored,” Zoglin continued. “He was envious of groups like The Beatles, who were getting the screams from girls that he used to get. So he was jumping out of his skin. He wasn’t satisfied. I think Vegas revived him. And it was in Vegas where Elvis truly realized he still had an audience. It brought him his confidence back.”

But the moment that truly re-launched Presley’s career was his 1968 televised comeback special.

“That was a big deal for Elvis,” said Zoglin. “It did great in the ratings and it showed Elvis that he was still a very powerful, dynamic performer. It inspired him, made him realize that he still had an audience. It brought his confidence back. And it encouraged him to perform again. He finally had something to look forward to in his life again.”

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Frank Sinatra hated rock ‘n ‘roll, but when Elvis returned from the Army, Frank gave him a welcome-home party on his ABC-TV special. (Photo by Getty)

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But Presley also had his critics – specifically ol’ blue eyes. Frank Sinatra, who ruled the Strip alongside the Rat Pack, wasn’t a fan of rock ’n’ roll and made his feelings well-known to others.

“He wasn’t a fan of Elvis, but he was respectful to him,” said Zoglin. “There was no denying Elvis was a star. He was aware Elvis was a big draw. But they were never friends. They were civil to each other in public, but that’s as far as it went.

“While Sinatra did more intimate nightclub shows, Elvis was having these grand shows, which changed everything for artists. Sinatra saw this and he somewhat changed his shows to suit bigger venues and audiences. Sinatra knew he had to stay relevant and that’s exactly what he did.”

But Presley’s return to the stage tragically ended. In 1977, Presley passed away at age 42 from a heart attack, which was likely brought on by his addiction to prescription barbiturates.

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Popular American singer and actor Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977) performs on stage at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, late July or August 1969. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)

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Zoglin shared Presley’s mark in Las Vegas continues to influence the city today.

“Think about the residencies from Celine Dion to Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga,” he said. “These big concert extravaganzas were led by this man who had reached a low in his life and was eager to shake things up. Not only did Presley do that, but it cemented his role as the undisputed king.”

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This Day in History: Dec. 24

On this day, Dec. 24 …

2008: The Federal Reserve grants a request by the financing arm of General Motors to tap the government’s $700 billion rescue fund, bolstering GM’s ability to survive.

Also on this day:

  • 1814: The United States and Britain sign the Treaty of Ghent, which ends the War of 1812 following ratification by both the British Parliament and the U.S. Senate.
  • 1865: Several veterans of the Confederate Army form a private social club in Pulaski, Tenn., that would become the original version of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • 1871: Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Aida” has its world premiere in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 1906: Canadian physicist Reginald A. Fessenden becomes the first person to transmit the human voice (his own) as well as music over radio, from Brant Rock, Mass.
  • 1913: A false cry of “Fire!” during a Christmas party for striking miners and their families at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Mich. sparks a stampede where 73 people, mostly children, die.
  • 1943: President Franklin D. Roosevelt appoints Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe as part of Operation Overlord.
  • 1968: The Apollo 8 astronauts, orbiting the moon, read passages from the Old Testament Book of Genesis during a Christmas Eve telecast.
  • 1980: Americans remember the U.S. hostages in Iran by burning candles or shining lights for 417 seconds — one second for each day of captivity.
  • 1990: Tom Cruise marries his “Days of Thunder” co-star, Nicole Kidman, during a private ceremony at a Colorado ski resort. (The marriage would end in 2001).
  • 1992: President George H.W. Bush pardons former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and five others in the Iran-Contra scandal.
  • 2013: Pope Francis lauds Jesus’ humble beginning as a poor and vulnerable baby as he celebrates his first Christmas Eve Mass as pontiff in St. Peter’s Basilica.  
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Today on Fox News: Dec. 24, 2019

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On Fox News: 

Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: How do evangelicals feel about Trump after scathing op-ed from ‘Christianity Today’. “Fox & Friends” takes a closer look. Plus, Christmas ice sculptures on Fox Square!

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcast: U.S. Homeless Crisis Continues to Get Worse – Homelessness in the U.S. has increased 2.7 percent this year primarily due to California, which saw a more than 16 percent increase in homelessness over last year. Fox News’ Jessica Rosenthal joins Police Sgt. Robin Briggs on a tour of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles to see the homeless problem for themselves. Jessica also speaks with physician assistant Patricia Talaro and mental health therapist Briana Mandel about what’s behind America’s growing homeless crisis.

Also on the Rundown: Why would someone give the gift of two turtle doves? This Christmas Eve, we take a dive into the classic Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of the Christmas.” The Rev. Mark Lawson-Jones of the Mission to Seafarers in Wales is the author of “Why Was the Partridge in the Pear Tree? The History of Christmas Carols,” and he joins the Rundown to shed some light on the classic carol.

Plus, commentary by  Paul J. Batura, vice president of communications at Focus on the Family.

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Democrats raise possibility of new articles of impeachment against Trump

Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. It’s Christmas Eve! Here’s what you need to know as you start your Tuesday …

House Dems raise possibility of new impeachment articles against Trump in battle over ex-White House counsel testimony
The lawyer for House Judiciary Committee Democrats revealed Monday there is a possibility lawmakers could pursue even more articles of impeachment against President Trump — despite having already adopted two of them last week following a grueling, historic and bitterly partisan debate.

The prospect of additional articles — while perhaps unlikely — was floated as part of a court battle over Democrats’ bid to compel testimony from former White House Counsel Don McGahn. The committee’s counsel filed a brief Monday, making the case for why the panel still wants to hear from McGahn despite having already voted for impeachment.

Democrats originally sought McGahn’s testimony in connection with his claims to then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team that Trump wanted him to have Mueller fired. Trump’s critics claimed this request constituted obstruction of justice. Click here for more on our top story.

Exclusive: Christianity Today’s call for Trump’s removal would have ‘disappointed’ my father, Billy Graham’s son says
The late Rev. Billy Graham would not have supported Christianity Today’s recent call for President Trump’s removal from office, Graham’s son Franklin told Fox News in an exclusive interview Monday night.

“My father would be very disappointed and would not agree with it at all,” the Rev. Franklin Graham said on “The Ingraham Angle.” “My father believed in Donald Trump, supported Donald Trump and he actually voted for Donald Trump, and if he were here today he would tell you that himself.”

Franklin Graham, 67, is an evangelist like his father and was among nearly 200 evangelical leaders who condemned Christianity Today for publishing an anti-Trump editorial. The monthly magazine, with a circulation of about 130,000 readers, was founded by the late Rev. Graham in 1956. Click here for more.

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AOC rips Trump in Spanish-language interview: ‘If president thinks I’m crazy, that’s a good thing’
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., does not mind if President Trump thinks she’s crazy. “I think that’s a good thing,” she said Sunday in an interview for Spanish-language television.

Speaking with Noticias Telemundo in Las Vegas, where the freshman congresswoman hosted a Spanish-language town hall for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez also claimed Trump is “afraid of women” — most notably “strong” and “Latina” women.

“I think it would be a problem if he said he agrees with my ideas because he has many problems,” Ocasio-Cortez told Noticias Telemundo correspondent Guadalupe Venegas. “He’s racist, he’s anti-immigrant, but more than just that — his administration is corrupt. I think he’s afraid of women – of strong women, of Latina women. The values of the president are very backward.” Click here for more.

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At least 5 US airports have exposed travelers to measles, health officials warn

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An unknown number of U.S. air travelers have been exposed to measles after at least five airports allowed people with the highly infectious disease to pass through this month, according to health officials in the affected cities.

At Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, a person with the disease traveled through two terminals over the course of a week, ABC News reported.

That passenger passed through O’Hare’s Terminal 3 on Dec. 12, the network reported. Five days later, the same passenger passed through the airport’s Terminal 1.

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Chicago’s incidences of measles, mumps and rubella vaccination are among the highest in the nation, the health department reported.

Other cities with airports included in the report were Richmond, Va.; Austin, Texas; Los Angeles and Denver, ABC News reported.

In Richmond International Airport, a person measles visited Dec. 17, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

In Austin, an individual with a diagnosed case of measles visited the United Airlines gate area at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Dec. 17, Austin Public Health reports.

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Meanwhile, in early December, three unvaccinated children who had traveled to a country with an ongoing measles outbreak tested positive for measles when they returned to Denver International Airport on Dec. 11, the network reported.

The children visited several parts of the airport – including Concourse A, the baggage area and the pickup area, Colorado’s Tri-County Health Department reported. They also traveled through Terminals 4 and 5 at Los Angeles International Airport on Dec. 11, according to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health.

“Measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease. A small number of cases are capable of quickly producing epidemics.”

— Statement by Dr. Mark Escott, medical director for Austin Public Health

“Measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease,” Dr. Mark Escott, medical director for Austin Public Health, said in a statement. “A small number of cases are capable of quickly producing epidemics.”

The best way to protect against measles is to get the measles vaccine, the report said. People who believe they may have been exposed to the disease should check their vaccination records and contact their health care provider.

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The December exposures cap off the worst year for measles in more than two decades, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting 1,276 cases, affecting the majority of U.S. states, ABC News reported. There were more cases of the infectious disease this year than there have been in the four years prior combined.

Outbreaks of the disease in Brooklyn, N.Y., and elsewhere in New York State lasted nearly a full year, threatening to end the coveted measles elimination status in the U.S., the report said. If the outbreak lasted more than 12 months it would have ended that status, which the U.S. has held for nearly 20 years.

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AOC, campaigning for Bernie Sanders, says it would ‘be an honor’ to be VP

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., said it would “be an honor to be vice president” in a recent Spanish-language interview Sunday before headlining a Las Vegas campaign event for Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The 30-year-old freshman congresswoman quickly pointed out that she falls five years short of the constitutional age limit to be vice president. The vice president – and president – must be at least 35 years old.

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“It’d be an honor to be vice president,” Ocasio-Cortez told “Noticias Telemundo” correspondent Guadalupe Venegas in Las Vegas. “I can’t because I’m not old enough.”

Ocasio-Cortez gave a keynote address at Sanders’ Spanish-language town hall in Las Vegas on Sunday. She endorsed him for the White House in October and could play a key role for the Vermont independent in seeking Nevada’s large Latino vote, differentiating himself from fellow progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

“I was a community organizer in the Bronx for Sen. Sanders during the last presidential campaign,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “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,” she continued. “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.”

Also in her interview with “Noticias Telemundo,” Ocasio-Cortez, whose mother is Puerto Rican, reiterated how important it was for her to continue to practice her Spanish.

“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,” Ocasio-Cortez said. She had tweeted that she was “nervous” to host the town hall in Spanish because she doesn’t speak the language often.

She also spoke about how far she’s come over the past year and a half, since ousting a powerful incumbent Democrat in New York’s 14th Congressional District in a June 2018 primary and then defeating a Republican in the general election that November.

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“Last year I worked in a taqueria, as a waitress and as a bartender, and now I am a congresswoman,” she said. “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.”

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AOC rips Trump, defends socialism in Spanish-language interview: ‘If president thinks I’m crazy, that’s a good thing’

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If President Trump thinks she’s crazy, “I think that’s a good thing,” U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said Sunday in an interview for Spanish-language television.

Speaking with “Noticias Telemundo” in Las Vegas, where the freshman congresswoman hosted a Spanish-language town hall for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez also claimed Trump is “afraid of women” — most notably “strong” and “Latina” women.

“If the president thinks that I’m crazy, I think that’s a good thing because I think it would be a problem if he said he agrees with my ideas because he has many problems,” Ocasio-Cortez told Noticias Telemundo’s Correspondent Guadalupe Venegas. “He’s racist, he’s anti-immigrant, but more than just that — his administration is corrupt. I think he’s afraid of women – of strong women, of Latina women. The values of the president are very backward.”

“If the president thinks that I’m crazy, I think that’s a good thing because I think it would be a problem if he said he agrees with my ideas because he has many problems.”

— U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

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In October, Trump called Ocasio-Cortez a “Wack Job” on Twitter, to which she retorted “Better than being a criminal who betrays our country.” The social media spat came as the White House refused to comply with the impeachment inquiry by the Democrat-led House.

Ocasio-Cortez admitted Trump never explicitly told her he fears Latina women, but she claimed he’s demonstrated his fears in Twitter messages and in his State of the Union address back in February.

When asked about concerns that she and Sanders endorse socialism, Ocasio-Cortez sought to make a distinction between what’s viewed as socialism in the United States and in other countries. Venegas referenced Venezuela – where socialist policies, implemented by dictators Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro, have forced more than 4 million people to flee an economic and humanitarian crisis in the country since the end of 2015, according to figures released by the UN Refugee Agency.

“When the president or other people want to say this, the first I say is look at the politics, the proposals because we’re not advocating for complete control of the economy. We’re talking about basic human economic rights – education, health care, a worthy salary,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Here in the United States, those values are called ‘socialism.’  And for me, that’s a commentary on the present moment in the United States. Things that are human rights are called socialism. It’s very different what we’re seeing here and in other countries.”

Ocasio-Cortez said she supports Sanders because “he understands that this isn’t a campaign about a person. It’s a campaign about our movement for working families in the United States.” She said she’ll ultimately support whichever candidate receives the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination because “we have to get this president out of office.”

“It’s not good for a country as diverse as the United States to have such an intolerant president,” she added.

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Ocasio-Cortez hosted an event in Las Vegas called “Unidos Con Bernie Reunión Política con Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” on Sunday. Nevada will host the third Democratic nominating contest in February following a primary in New Hampshire and a caucus in Iowa early next year. Sanders is dispatching Ocasio-Cortez, who endorsed him for the White House in October, to appeal to Nevada’s large Latino electorate and position himself ahead of his progressive rival, Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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