Ocasio-Cortez: People Are Trying To ‘Bribe’ Trump ‘Into War’

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commented on the recent report of an Iraqi sheikh staying at President Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel. That sheikh has reportedly expressed a desire for the U.S. to take military action against Iran. 

She wrote in a Friday tweet: “Sure looks like powerful people are trying to bribe the President into war.”

The Washington Post reported on Thursday that the sheikh “named Nahro al-Kasnazan wrote letters to national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging them to forge closer ties with those seeking to overthrow the government of Iran.”

“Four months later, he checked into Trump International Hotel in Washington and spent 26 nights in a suite on the eighth floor — a visit estimated to have cost tens of thousands of dollars,” the Post added. 

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Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly taken to Twitter and spoken out against the Trump administration.

“The President does not exist above Congress, he governs alongside us,” she tweeted last month. “That’s what co-equal means. If he prefers to rule by fiat, he’s welcome to resign and return to the Trump Org tax-fraud fiefdom in the private sector whenever he pleases.”

 

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