When President Donald Trump declared he wanted to end child sex trafficking and human trafficking during his State of the Union address, most lawmakers erupted in applause.
Who wouldn’t support such a cause?
However, socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) made headlines with her reaction to Trump’s remarks.
"Not one more American life should be lost because our nation failed to control it’s very dangerous border. In the last two years, our brave I.C.E. officers made 266,000 arrests of criminal aliens including those charged or convicted of nearly 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 killings or murders,” Trump said.
He went on to honor “law enforcement heroes” who protect America from the dangers coming across the border.
"We are joined tonight by one of those law enforcement heroes, special agent Elvin Hernandez. When Elvin was a boy, he and his family legally immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic,” Trump said. “At the age of eight, Elvin told his dad he wanted to become a special agent. Today, he leads investigations into the scores of international sex trafficking. Elvin says that if I can make sure these young girls get their justice, I have really done my job."
Then came the applause line:
"Thanks to his work and that of his incredible colleagues, more than 300 women and girls have been rescued from the horror of this terrible situation and more than 1,500 sadistic traffickers have been put behind bars.”
While most of Congress stood up and gave Trump a standing ovation, watch how Ocasio-Cortez reacts:
You can see why so many people were talking about this moment after the SOTU.
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