At this point, AOC has become a form of comical relief during quarantine.
She’s used the COVID pandemic to call for radical reform, such as enacting the Green New Deal and nationalizing the United States healthcare system. The New York Representative has also ramped up her criticism of the President.
Now, AOC is personally blaming President Trump for people choosing to not visit the hospital. Trump’s response to the COVID crisis, in her view, has been utterly “xenophobic.”
Check out her tweet below:
In order to understand her reasoning, you really have to take a leave of logic and step in to her radical dreamland. If only this weren't all too common for AOC.
Fox News reports today on AOC's tweet against the President:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Saturday blamed President Trump's "xenophobic COVID response" for people refusing to go to hospitals.
"Corona, Queens is the most heavily COVID-impacted zip code in America. I can tell you 1st hand that many ppl are too scared to go to the hospital & continue to work bc of Trump’s xenophobic COVID response," she tweeted.
The New York congresswoman claimed that Trump was xenophobic for, among other things, allegedly targeting the Asian community in his rhetoric and television ads. She added that the lack of translations for public health mandates was also a form of xenophobia. Other issues she listed related to the way the administration handled migrants.
Democrats and media figures have criticized Trump for repeatedly using the phrase "Chinese virus," indicating that it could encourage racism against Asian-Americans.
Ocasio-Cortez also referenced an ad that accused former Vice President Joe Biden of defending China. The video included a brief image of Biden on stage with Gary Locke, an Asian-American and former ambassador to China.
"Gary Locke is as American as the day is long," tweeted Andrew Yang, a former 2020 presidential candidate. "Trump rewriting history as if he effectively responded to the virus is utter garbage."
The Trump campaign later defended the ad, saying that the picture came from Biden's visit to China in 2013. "The shot with the flags specifically places Biden in Beijing in 2013. It’s for a reason. That’s the Hunter Biden trip," Tim Murtaugh, communications director for the Trump campaign, tweeted this week. He was referring to a trip that Trump used as a basis for defending his interest in investigating the younger Biden.
Many were quick to tweet in response to AOC:
Some are beginning to criticize AOC for remaining in quarantine in her "luxurious" DC apartment, rather than returning home to her district while Congress isn't in session.
The Washington Free Beacon details the criticism AOC is facing:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) spent the opening weeks of the coronavirus outbreak in her luxury Washington, D.C., apartment as the deadly virus ravaged her New York City district.
On April 1, Ocasio-Cortez held a "virtual forum" with New York City constituents from her lavish apartment building in D.C.'s swanky Navy Yard neighborhood. Her Democratic primary opponent, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, criticized the freshman lawmaker's absence.
"She is out of touch," Caruso-Cabrera said in a statement. "For weeks families have been worried about where they are going to get their next paycheck. AOC hasn't been here to see their desperation and their struggle to survive. Why is she in DC when Congress isn't in session?"
A spokeswoman for Ocasio-Cortez confirmed that the freshman lawmaker remained in D.C. for nearly a week following the House's coronavirus stimulus bill vote on March 27. Congress adjourned for at least three weeks following the vote.
Since emerging as a Democratic political juggernaut, Ocasio-Cortez has faced scrutiny for living a lavish lifestyle while posturing as a champion of the working class. When in Washington, the freshman congresswoman resides in a luxury apartment building where rent for a small studio exceeds $2,000 a month.
In her forum, Ocasio-Cortez noted that her district, which covers portions of the Bronx and Queens, is among the "hardest hit" by the virus in New York City, the epicenter of the pandemic in America. The two boroughs are first and second, respectively, in cases per 100,000 people, according to city health officials. Caruso-Cabrera said long lines for food and medicine in the district were a far cry from the Whole Foods located adjacent to Ocasio-Cortez's building.
"I have seen the lines outside drug stores, grocery stores, and hospitals…. Every day I see the looks in people's eyes. AOC is not seeing those looks because she is not here," Caruso-Cabrera said. "She has been holed up at a brand new luxury apartment where she shops at the Whole Foods in the lobby."
Ocasio-Cortez did not respond to a request for comment.
In a somewhat comical exchange, President Trump brought up AOC during one of his recent press conferences. While answering a question from CNN's Jim Acosta, the President joked that he had urged Dr. Anthony Fauci to run against AOC.
Check out the hilarious video below: