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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:55 AM

Ayanna Pressley wants to get back to the issues, although ignoring the president isn't easy

By Laura Krantz Globe Staff, July 17, 2019, 9:17 p.m.


For the fourth day in a row, President Trump was launching vicious personal attacks on the Massachusetts Democrat and three fellow first-term lawmakers.

Pressley acknowledged that trying to ignore his insults is a bit like trying not to look at a car wreck.

“The entire country is emotionally rubbernecking every day,” she said. “You have to pay attention to a certain extent because it’s through these Twitter storms that he unleashes vitriol and venom and hateful policies.”

After all the controversy — the tweets and the news conferences and bitter House debate — it’s easy to forget how this all started. But Pressley remembers, and as far as she is concerned, it all could have been easily avoided.

“I quite honestly feel that it’s much ado about nothing,” she said.

She was referring to the House vote three weeks ago in which the four lawmakers known as “the Squad” — Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota —were the only House Democrats to oppose a bill to provide funding to address the humanitarian crisis at the border.


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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:58 AM

1. Trump seemed to have a hard time insulting her

"Is she related to elvis presley?"

What even the hell does that mean?

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