Anderson Cooper Roasted on Twitter After Condescending Interview With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Ocasio-Cortez, 29, was sworn in to Congress on Thursday, after being the youngest woman elected to the chamber.

For now, all we have are Ocasio-Cortez's comments on 60 Minutes, which have sparked fire - pro and con - on social media and cable news.

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While Ocasio-Cortez didn't provide examples of Republicans claiming dancing is "scandalous", her new video has been viewed almost 20 million times.

And as it relates to the broader point Ocasio-Cortez is raising, which is, essentially, you know what I meant, so stop obsessing over a single data point, I would respond this way: Would she - or any Democrat - say the same about the White House's made-up fact that upwards of 4,000 known or suspected terrorists have attempted to enter the United States illegally through the southern border?

Ocasio-Cortez has been fact-checked the same number of times by the same outlet.

The online exchange began when Scalise, reacting to Ocasio-Cortez's proposal that the marginal tax rate be increased to 70 percent for Americans, tweeted, "Republicans: Let Americans keep more of their own hard-earned money Democrats: Take away 70% of your income and give it to leftist fantasy programs". "But it means that as you climb up this ladder, you should be contributing more", Ocasio-Cortez said. When Cooper asked how AOC planned to pay for single payer healthcare, she responded, "No one asks how we're gonna pay for this Space Force".

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of NY, leaves a photo opportunity with the female Democratic members of the 116th US House of Representatives outside the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 4, 2019.

Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday accused GOP lawmakers of "hostage-taking" with their demands for border security in a new spending bill. Quotable quote: "I think there's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right". "It's not the same thing, at all". "Have a great weekend everyone", she tweeted along with the new video. The first is that much tax revenue pays for necessary services, many of which are universal even in the US - roads, bridges, trains, airports, and so on. I mean, who thinks that makes sense?

"Oh my goodness", she said.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: There's an element where- yeah.

If 2018 taught us anything it's that haters are going to hate. In it, she and several other students dance on the rooftop of a university building to the song Lisztomania by Phoenix, in a mash-up of a dance from the film The Breakfast Club.

NowThis likewise posted a video claiming conservatives tried to "shame" Ocasio-Cortez with the clip, but mostly cited tweets praising her cool dance moves - with not much in the way of criticism beyond the original anonymous tweet.

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