New York Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is no stranger to the news, and her latest comments have put her right back in the headlines.
As reported by The Federalist, Democrats have pounded President Donald Trump since he was inaugurated for calling certain members of the media “fake news.”
However, now it appears Ocasio-Cortez agrees with him.
For those who support the president and follow news closely, it has been apparent for a great deal of time that the media has tried and tried again to derail his success with slanted news reporting.
Whether it’s taking his words out of context, using partial phrases he has used, or at times running headline stories with “no” verifiable sources — this happens on a regular basis.
Recently, Politico published report that stated Ocasio-Cortez was working to unseat New York Democrat Hakeem Jeffries, a report she vehemently denies.
Taking a page out of President Trump’s book, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to fire back.
“One disappointment about DC is the gossip that masquerades as ‘reporting’,” she tweeted, attaching a Politico article alleging that she was plotting to unseat a fellow House Democrat.
She also noted that the article relied on anonymous sources – and that the only on-the-record comment was a denial.
Quoting her father, Ocasio-Cortez made the following reference to the article: “My dad had a name for junk articles like this: ‘Birdcage lining.’”
Twitter users had a hay day with her recent tweets, likening Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter feud with Politico to Trump’s recent feuds with top level media organizations by suggesting that she and Trump – despite holding radically different political views – were spirits united by a common enemy: the dreaded “fake news” media.
“Dare I say ‘Fake News’ ? It’s real! Welcome to the swamp!” one Twitter user wrote.
Another welcomed her to Trump’s world.
Another user wrote, “Oh good so you know what it’s like to be a republican on the internet now.”
Yet another user reminded Ocasio-Cortez that this happens to Republican law makers on a regular basis saying, “It’s quite different when it is aimed at you……but quite ok when aimed at political foes….right?”
When she takes office on January 3, 2019, at the age of 29, Ocasio-Cortez will be the youngest woman to serve in Congress in the history of the United States.