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AOC’s Freudian Slip: Trump’s Trial Is a Political Weapon

AOC said the quiet part out loud this week, saying that the Trump trial is great because it acts like an ankle monitor for him.

This week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t help but let slip a truth that conservatives have been shouting from the rooftops: the Democrats are weaponizing the legal system to hamstring former President Donald Trump‘s political activities. In her usual cavalier style, AOC mocked Trump for hosting a rally in the South Bronx, attributing his choice of location to his ongoing legal battles rather than a strategic campaign decision.

AOC’s comments, gleefully pointing out that Trump is so bogged down by court dates he can’t stray far from the New York City boroughs, reveal the true intention behind the relentless legal pursuits—not justice, but political sabotage. “The man practically has the legal version of an ankle bracelet around him,” she quipped, highlighting the absurdity of a situation where legal entanglements are tactically used to keep a political figure geographically and politically tethered.

The very notion that a sitting congresswoman would boast about such manipulative tactics should alarm every American, regardless of political lean. What’s happening to Trump today could happen to any political figure who dares to challenge the established order tomorrow. This isn’t just about Trump; it’s about preserving the sanctity of our democratic processes and ensuring that political battles are fought in elections, not courtrooms.

Moreover, AOC’s dismissal of Trump’s rally location as a mere consequence of his legal predicaments ignores the broader implication of engaging with communities like those in the South Bronx. It’s dismissive and patronizing, suggesting that these communities are mere backdrops for political theater rather than critical voices that need to be heard in the national dialogue.

As this saga unfolds, it’s clear that what the Democrats fear most is not what Trump has done, but what he represents: a challenge to their control. Their response? A campaign of judicial overreach that seeks to sideline him, distracting from their inability to tackle the real issues facing Americans.

In sum, AOC’s slip of the tongue is more than just a gaffe; it’s a glaring flashlight on the Democrats’ dark strategy of using the courts to cling to power. It’s a tactic that sullies our legal system, disrespects the voters, and endangers the very foundations of our republic.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.