‘It’s shameful how the GOP works’: AOC trashes Trump for gutting food stamps while giving handouts to the rich

  • 12/06/2019 9:11 am ET Sunny Hundal
AOC: If Trump had cut food-stamps when I was a student we might have starved

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On Thursday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) slammed Republicans and the Trump administration for cutting food-stamps even further, saying it affected families just like hers.

Critics fear that cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will push already struggling families to starvation.

Ocasio-Cortez called the GOP’s move “shameful” on Twitter, sharing a personal story about her own family and her humble upbringing.

“My family relied on food stamps (EBT) when my dad died at 48. I was a student. If this happened then, we might’ve just starved.”

Her frank admission caused others on Twitter to share their own personal stories about times they relied upon assistance in order to have food to eat.

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