AOC Praises Denmark’s “Social Democracy That Treats Healthcare & Education as Rights”


Sunday was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s birthday, and she spent it praising, not America, but Denmark – which she had travelled to after the C40 Summit where she gave a theatrical speech on climate change.

AOC praised Denmark’s “social democracy that treats healthcare & education as rights, zero-carbon as priority, & infrastructure as a key public good,” then added,

“Here’s to another year of fighting for our future.”

Here’s her tweet:

AOC's tweet didn't sit right with patriots on Twitter.

Some showcased the ignorance in her apparent suggestion of Denmark's "superiority" to America:

Others essentially told AOC to "Love It or Leave It!"

A few Twitter users also pointed out the irony in AOC's international trip to speak on climate change...

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The Daily Mail said more about AOC praising Denmark in her birthday tweet:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's squad have flooded social media with happy birthday messages for the congresswoman as she celebrated turning 30 in Denmark.

The socialist congresswoman spent her birthday in Denmark on Sunday after attending the C40 World Mayors Summit.

She took to Twitter to thank those who had wished her a happy birthday, saying she was enjoying the 'social democracy' in the Scandinavian country.

'Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes!' the New York representative tweeted alongside a video of her walking across a pond.

'Spending the day in Denmark after C40, enjoying this social democracy that treats healthcare & education as rights, zero-carbon as priority, & infrastructure as a key public good. Here's to another year of fighting for our future.'

Among those to acknowledge AOC's birthday were her fellow congresswomen and members of the so-called 'squad'.

Elite Daily added:

As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rang in the big 3-0 on Sunday, Oct. 13, she took to social media to reveal that she was celebrating just hours after taking her first trip abroad as an elected official. AOC’s tweet for her 30th birthday reflects on her experience at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark the past week, during which she delivered a rousing speech about climate change to fellow policy makers. TBH, it's totally what I'd expect from the freshman congresswoman, and she took to Twitter to promise her constituents that she's ready to ring in her 30th year by fighting even harder to enact change.

On Sunday, Oct. 13, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to reflect on what she was up to on her birthday this year. The U.S. Representative spent a few days at the C40 World Mayors Summit, which marks her first official international trip since she was elected to Congress. 

"Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes!" she wrote. "Spending the day in Denmark after C40, enjoying this social democracy that treats healthcare & education as rights, zero-carbon as priority, & infrastructure as a key public good."

She concluded her message, "Here’s to another year of fighting for our future." The lawmaker also took to her Instagram Story to share several videos and photos detailing her observations of the city, including praising their infrastructure and remarking on the number of bikes she saw. 

While it was Ocasio-Cortez's first time at the C40 World Mayors Summit, which ran from Oct. 9 through Oct. 12, she reportedly made quite the impression and showed how she's going to continue to "fight for our future" while pushing for a Global Green New Deal on Friday

"The climate crisis is already here," she addressed the crowd during the now-viral speech. "On this note I speak to you not as an elected official or public figure, but I speak to you as a human being — a woman whose dreams of motherhood now taste bittersweet because of what I know about our children's future, and that our actions are responsible for bringing their most dire possibilities into focus."

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