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Pressley blasts Trump as 'racist, misogynistic, truly empathy-bankrupt'

Pressley blasts Trump as 'racist, misogynistic, truly empathy-bankrupt'
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Democratic congressional nominee Ayanna Pressley took a shot at President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout MORE in her victory speech on Tuesday night.

Moments after her rival — 10-term Rep. Michael CapuanoMichael (Mike) Everett CapuanoHillicon Valley: Election officials prepare for new Russian interference battle | 'Markeyverse' of online fans helps take down a Kennedy | GOP senators unveil bill to update tech liability protections 'Markeyverse' of online fans helps take down a Kennedy Inside the progressive hunt for vulnerable House Democrats MORE (D-Mass.) — conceded the primary race in his Boston-area district, Pressley told supporters that the president is a “racist” and “empathy-bankrupt” individual.

“While our president is a racist, misogynistic, truly empathy-bankrupt man, the conditions which have made [the 7th District] one of most unequal in America was cemented through policy long before he ever descended the escalator in Trump Tower,” the Boston City councilor said.

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Pressley’s upset Tuesday night marked the latest victory for progressives against Democratic establishment candidates.

She received a number of high-profile endorsements, including from the Boston Globe and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the democratic socialist who enjoyed a similar victory over Rep. Joseph Crowley in her New York Democratic primary earlier this year.

“It seems like change is on the way,” Pressley said to cheers during her speech.

If elected in November, she will be the first black woman to represent the state in Congress. There are no Republicans running for the seat.