She just made herself look like a TOTAL Moron.
People everywhere are calling BS on a story Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-Stalin (D-NY) told on Twitter Friday evening that sounds just a little too good to be true.
In fact, it sounds down right fictionalized.
“About an hour ago, I was walking out of my office for the day,” she wrote. “There was a man what I believe was his teenage son hanging a small sign they made outside my office (we let people leave well wishes on our wall). Astonishingly, his sign read: ‘Trump supporters for Ocasio-Cortez.’”
About an hour ago, I was walking out of my office for the day.
There was a man what I believe was his teenage son hanging a small sign they made outside my office (we let people leave well wishes on our wall).
Astonishingly, his sign read: “Trump supporters for Ocasio-Cortez.” pic.twitter.com/IjVKbvetEI
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 10, 2019
Sidenote: I’m pretty sure that’s AOC’s handwriting. Don’t you think?
But, wait. There’s more!
“I was pretty astonished,” she continued. “We shook hands, he introduced himself, and told me he wanted to show his support. I could barely get my question out – I wanted to honor his positivity, yet respectfully find a way to ask, ‘How?’”
What supposedly happened next, according to AOC, is only raising more suspicions that the entire episode was fictional:
“I somehow got it out: ‘With all respect sir, how do you… manage to support both of us at the same time?’ This is what he said: ‘I’ve been saying for years that climate change is our most important crisis. You’re one of the only ones who‘s been willing to be decisive on it.’”
“Then he said, ‘I like you. I can tell that you are genuine and fighting for us. You’re real and you get it.’ I thanked him and his family from the bottom of my heart.”
And now here comes the lesson about working together to solve the world’s problems, right? Not so fast!
As it turns out, AOC used the story to bash Republicans and to rant about how Democrats need to run an extremist in 2020:
“All of this is to say don’t let any politician, no matter the party, lecture you about what is ‘possible’ or ‘electable.’”
“Don’t ever let a politician imply that working people are ‘less-than’ or ‘uneducated’ – aka that they are the ones in the way of solving the climate crisis.”
“The forces getting in the way of solving our climate crisis are politicians themselves + lobbyists. It is the willingness to bend to corporate power – the same ones that use coal miners’ plights for a tax break, yet refuse to pay for those same miners’ healthcare for black lung.”
“If you don’t understand this man’s sign – or don’t approach it with a desire to – then you do not understand this political moment. The same folks who said Trump was impossible in 2016 are the same ones lecturing on what’s “electable” in 2020. Don’t buy it. Vote your values.”
Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drew some skepticism from critics on social media Friday when she claimed in a Twitter thread that a supporter of President Donald Trump had shown up at her office to praise her for being so “genuine and fighting for us.” …
Critics responded with mockery and accusations that she was lying[.] …
What’s even odder than the man’s conflicting views is how Ocasio-Cortez chose to use this information. Instead of perhaps using it as a call for unity, she seemed to exploit it to push back against the growing belief that certain Democrat presidential candidates lack “electability.” …
Still, it all seems so odd and perhaps a bit contrived?
What do you think of this?
Did AOC’s version of events really take place? Or do you think she made the whole thing up?
Src: The Federalist Papers