Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now claiming that people are avoiding eating at Chinese and Asian restaurants due to “racism around the coronavirus.”
The congresswoman made the suggestion while speaking to her supporters on Instagram Live on Tuesday night.
“Honestly it sounds almost so silly to say, but there’s a lot of restaurants that are feeling the pain of racism,” Ocasio-Cortez told her viewers.
She continued, “Where people are literally not patroning Chinese restaurants. They’re not patroning Asian restaurants because of just straight-up racism around the coronavirus.”
Ocasio-Cortez says people are not eating at Chinese and Asian restaurants right now because they are "just straight up" racist about the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/egtpRDEDhO
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 11, 2020
AOC’s remarks come in wake of MSNBC reporter David Gura calling it “racist” to call the coronavirus the “Wuhan Virus”.
In her live video, Ocasio-Cortez addressed rumors that she could run for President in 2028.
We leave you with that video.
.@AOC on 2028 rumors: I'm not a person who aspires to a position, I aspire to a mission. We have a lot of problems that need addressed, but we rely too much on saviors. We can't just swing from person to person. pic.twitter.com/CnFS1R1xbx
— jordan (@JordanUhl) March 11, 2020