Today, Donald Trump spoke to a number of young Republicans who belong to the group, Turning Point USA. The group has often been besieged by controversy. A 2017 report from the New Yorker highlighted a number of racism claims made against the organizations college chapters.
The President basked in the adoration of the Washington crowd. He did not hold back with his criticism of Democrats. Trump spent much of the time slamming two frequent targets, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Trump told the crowd, “Democrats are being dragged into a radical left position … with these people that I believe honestly, they hate our country. I believe they hate our country.”
He then promised that he has dirt on Ocasio-Cortez. “I call it ‘AOC Plus 3,” said the President. “AOC Plus 3. Not that AOC is a bargain, ’cause she’s not. She’s no bargain. Look, we’ll go into it at some point. I’ll tell you all about AOC. I got more on AOC.”
Trump then went in on Michigan Congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib. He said, “I watched her this morning. She’s vicious. She’s like a crazed lunatic. She’s screaming, this is before she got into Congress. Who elected her? There is no way she stands for the values of the people of Michigan.”
Trump continued slamming the squad, claiming they “talk about ‘evil Jews” and “say horrible things about Israel” with “venom and hatred.”
The rally also featured the same “send her back” chants that were prominent during a recent Trump rally in North Carolina.