During the town hall on Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez, referring to Trump’s tweets, said his “biggest mistake was that he said the quiet part aloud — that was his biggest mistake.”
“Because we know that he’s been thinking this the entire time. But he’s been keeping it in here. And this week, it went out here. When he started telling American citizens — where are we going to go? We’re going to stay right here, that’s where we’re going to go. We’re not going anywhere,” she said.
Ocasio-Cortez said during the town hall that immigration would be among the topics of discussion next week during a one-on-one meeting she’s set to have with Pelosi.
The meeting is “to have a more open-ended conversation and see what we can do to come together on strategy,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
At one point during the event, she defended her opposition to the House border aid bill, which pitted her and other progressive House Democrats against Pelosi, arguing the legislation “wasn’t humanitarian.”
“I’ll be very honest, I got heat from my own party for that — for making that point. But if we really want to pass a humanitarian bill then let’s make a humanitarian bill and if it’s not a humanitarian bill then don’t call it a humanitarian bill. It’s a border militarization bill,” she said.
CNN’s Geneva Sands, Priscilla Alvarez, Kylie Atwood, Caroline Kelly, Clare Foran and Ashley Killough contributed to this report.