Ocasio-Cortez says Trump’s border barrier is ‘like the Berlin Wall’

Freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasion-Cortez compared President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall to the Berlin Wall during a livestream for her supporters on Friday, complaining about the level of public scrutiny her celebrity has generated.

‘No matter how you feel about the wall, I think it’s a moral abomination,’ the 29-year-old New York Democrat said. ‘I think it’s like the Berlin Wall.’

The Berlin Wall stood from 1961 to 1989 as a Soviet-manded barrier between East and West Berlin, and came to symbolize the Cold War ‘Iron Curtain’ that separated communist Eastern European countries from the democratic West.