Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Democrats hoping former President Donald Trump leads the GOP in the 2024 election should be careful what they wish for.
“I don’t think we should ever support Trump in any situation,” New York Democrat Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview with Politico.
His comments targeted a lingering belief within Democratic ranks that Mr. Trump would be the easiest candidate for President Biden to defeat.
Ms Ocasio-Cortez warned that relying on an anti-Trump coalition to win is risky business. She challenged the left-wing logic that Mr. Trump is the easiest Republican to beat.
“But is he?” she says. “Because 2020 was not a blowout. We really have to understand that as long as the Electoral College is in place, very often these elections are decided by tens of thousands of votes in a very small handful of states.
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said it was clear that Mr. Trump still had a firm grip on the base of the Republican Party and that the country’s electoral system had been weakened in GOP-controlled states that assumed more control over the national elections.
“I don’t think we should test our systems again to this extent,” she said of a Trump-Biden rematch.