AOC is concerned with Trump's 'perilous medical state' and thinks he shouldn't be making 'dramatic decisions'


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday night where the New York Democrat questioned President Trump’s decision-making abilities while he’s on multiple medications for COVID-19. Trump tested positive late last week, and one of the drugs he’s taking for treatment is Dexamethasone, a steroid that can cause grandiose delusions.

“There’s a certain, just basic denial of science, and a lack of acceptance of science that we’re looking at. But you know, additionally, the president is not in a good condition,” the congresswoman said, later adding, “I don’t think that we should be making any large political decisions when the president is in such a perilous medical state. He’s still receiving interventions and treatments and we’re in the middle of talking about, and making, dramatic decisions.”

One of those decisions was Trump’s announcement earlier in the day that he was putting a stop to any COVID-19 relief bill until after the election, an action that was condemned by Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

“If the president and the GOP follow through on walking away from COVID relief, we are looking at one of — we are staring down the barrel at — one of the largest mass eviction crises in the history of this country since the Great Depression. That’s what we’re looking at,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We are looking at a potential second wave that could be catastrophic. We are looking at the potential for hunger in the United States exploding on a level that we have never seen since the Great Depression. And all of it is preventable. All of it.”

Ocasio-Cortez also addressed the rising number of White House staff and members of Trump’s inner circle that have now tested positive for COVID-19.

“On one hand, you know, I think that they’re just kind of drinking their own Kool-Aid,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “They really started to believe that masks didn’t matter. That rapid tests, which he had known were less effective, were acceptable before a mass super-spreading event.”

The Rachel Maddow Show airs weeknights at 9 p.m. on MSNBC.

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