AOC Says Trump’s Prosecution Is Like An Ankle Bracelet Stopping Him From Campaigning

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) this week likened former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial to an ankle bracelet as she noted that he is kept off the campaign trail.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday ahead of Trump’s rally in the South Bronx on Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez suggested that his trial is a legal way to hinder his campaign, as she pointed out that he chose the South Bronx because he has to resume in the courthouse on Friday.

“By the way, Trump’s doing it in the South Bronx not to make a point, but because he’s got court. And the man practically has the legal version of an ankle bracelet around him, and he can’t leave the 5 boroughs because he always has to be in court. So it is truly an embarrassment to him. And I am looking forward to the response of everyday Bronxites talking about how they feel about him coming to their backyard,” she stated.

Ocasio-Cortez’s comment was shared to X by Steve Cortes, who worked for Trump’s 2020 Campaign.

“Wow. @AOC accidentally says the quiet part out loud. She mocks President Trump for holding a rally in the South Bronx and brags about how the Democrats’ lawfare is forcing him to stay in New York City,” Cortes wrote alongside the video.

Ocasio-Cortez went on to tell reporters on Tuesday that Trump is broke and his reason for hosting a rally is dubious.

“Oh, he’s broke, Donald Trump is broke. He needs money. He’s hosting a rally to try to con people and try to fleece them out of every dollar that they have to fund his own legal fees,” she stated.

The Democrat also said that the Republican presumptive nominee could bus in “a lot of his pals from Long Island and Jersey, and wherever” to aid what she claims is a fundraising effort.

Contrary to Ocasio-Cortez’s claims, the Trump campaign said that the rally is intended “to highlight the horrendous effects Crooked Joe Biden’s disastrous presidency has had on our economy.”

After the lawmaker’s remarks got out, Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung slammed her, making reference to a spat she had last week with Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA) during a House Committee hearing last week.

“You’d think Sandy would have learned her lesson after getting wrecked at the House Oversight Committee hearing, but she never says anything remotely intelligent,” Cheung said.