Friday, September 30, 2022

Gayle King Dishes with AOC and ‘The Squad’ About ‘Bully’ Trump and His Racist Tweets [VIDEO]

*The four Democratic congresswomen — known as “The Squad” — who are at the center of President Trump’s racist tweets, sat down for an exclusive interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan called the president’s rhetoric “a distraction.”

King on Tuesday pressed Pressley (D-Mass.) on her calling Trump an “occupant” of the White House.

“We can talk about and spin out on hate, about hateful words which are a predictable prompt by the occupant of the White House,” Pressley said in the interview, referring to Trump’s Twitter attacks.

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“And I call him that not because I don’t have respect for the Oval Office,” she added.

“It sounds like you don’t have respect for the Oval Office when you call the president of the United States the occupant,” King responded.

“No, because he is only occupying the space. He does not embody the principles, the responsibility, the grace, the integrity of a true president,” Pressley told King. “I’m not dishonoring the office. He does everyday.”

Meanwhile, the House voted to condemn Trump’s “racist comments,” saying his remarks “legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.” 

You can watch King’s full 33-minute conversation with The Squad online at cbsnews.com/live.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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