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CORTEZ ERUPTS: AOC Blasts Trump’s ‘Hostility to Muslim People’ Hours After Deadly New Zealand Attack

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.15.19

Embattled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed President Trump hours after a devastating mass shooting killed 49 people at two New Zealand mosques Friday; saying the Commander-in-Chief harbors widespread “hostility to Muslim people.”

“Daily reminder that we have a **Muslim Ban** in this country made out of the President’s hostility to Muslim people w/ little-to-no supporting evidence, and a Republican Party that tolerates it,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez

There is so much work to do. Repealing the Ban is square 1.https://t.co/dqrCsedMrt

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 15, 2019

Cortez’ comments come hours after a gunman opened fire at two New Zealand Houses of Worship; taking the lives of 49 people and injuring countless more.

President Trump condemned the attack within minutes; describing the assault as a “vicious act of hate.”

MASSACRE IN NEW ZEALAND: Mosque Mass Shooting Leaves 49 Dead During Friday Prayers

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.15.19

At least one “heavily armed shooter” entered two New Zealand mosques and killed 49 people during Friday prayers; broadcasting the horrific scene on social media as he gunned down dozens of people.

“Three people are in custody — one of whom was charged with murder — after at least one heavily-armed shooter mowed down Muslim worshippers at Friday prayer, massacring 49 people in two New Zealand mosques while broadcasting a horrific live stream of the terror attack,” reports Fox News.

“A 28-year-old Australian-born citizen was in custody after claiming responsibility for the attacks in Christchurch and allegedly posting a white nationalist manifesto immediately before the murder spree,” adds the article.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the individual as “an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist.”

Read the full report at Fox News. This is a developing story.

TRUMP RESPONDS: The President Condemns New Zealand Mosque Massacre as ‘Vicious Act of Hate’

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.15.19

President Trump condemned the “vicious act of hate” that took the lives of 49 people in New Zealand Friday; describing the mass shooting at two mosques as a “horrible massacre.”

“My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured,” he tweeted. “The US stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a separate statement; saying “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate.”

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