AOC claims ‘surge’ plays into White supremacist philosophy – but Biden, Obama have used word in border debates

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The two most recent Democratic presidents have used militaristic language regarding the border crisis that plays into a White supremacist philosophy, according to a standard laid out by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. Earlier this week, the progressive icon released a video in which she claimed that “anyone who’s using the word ‘surge’ around you, consciously, is trying to invoke a militaristic frame.” “And that’s a problem,” she added. “Because this is not a surge, these are children. And they are not insurgents. And we are not being invaded, which, by the way, is a White supremacist idea, philosophy, the idea that if an ‘other’ is coming in the population, that this is an invasion of who we are.”

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