Morning Joe contributor Donny Deutsch blasted Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Friday morning and accused her of not representing her constituents. Deutsch was referring to Amazon’s decision not to set up its second headquarters in New York.
“I’m curious of what you think about certain people who are called leaders in New York City that, in the words of Carolyn Maloney, who, unfortunately, her district was robbed of this Amazon opportunity, but she talked about 25,000 good paying jobs that were lost. She talked about massive infrastructure improvements that were lost,” host Joe Scarborough said to Deutsch.
Scarborough discussed the loss of the Amazon project and showed a poll indicating that a majority of voters in New York approved the new HQ. Ocasio-Cortez celebrated Amazon’s decision, praising the power of people in the face of ‘corporate greed.’
Deutsch was not impressed by the New Yorkers who opposed Amazon.
“White morons in Manhattan,” Deutsch said. “Who would have thought on a day our portly President declared an emergency when there wasn’t one that would be the second most inane move of the day.”
“When you have Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who I find extremely dangerous at this point. I hope she doesn’t tweet that, Who are you Donnie Deutsch? I don’t care about you, or anything, because basically she has a Twitter following and that’s her power base, to basically come out and say, as you point out, what a great thing it is that that we can take that money and give it to teachers. It doesn’t exist. It’s an abatement. $27 billion, we put down 3. That’s business. That’s what happens.”
“You attach this to the green deal and you are handing President Trump, President Trump now gets to go, ‘Oh, the Democrats don’t want jobs, the Democrats don’t want companies coming to your neighborhoods, the Democrats have a green deal that wants a 70% tax rate, that wants jobs for everybody even if they just hand it to you’. Tuition – hand it to you.”
“Socialism. We are in a dangerous place and if people in the party don’t start to speak up against people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is young and dynamic but does not know what she’s talking about, and her and her cohorts, some of these new fresh, progressive faces, are going to hand the presidency back to Donald Trump. I want everybody to understand that.”
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