Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in a recent interview that the low U.S. unemployment rate is "a part of the problem" that she is looking to solve, then proceeded to make multiple false claims.
Ocasio-Cortez joined Margaret Hoover on PBS's "Firing Line" where she attacked Israel, calling them the occupiers of Palestine, before admitting that she had no idea what she was talking about despite having a degree in economics and international relations.
During the interview, Ocasio-Cortez also made troubling remarks about the U.S. economy after Hoover noted that the economy under the Trump administration is strong with an unemployment rate hovering around 4%.
"Well, I think, the numbers that you just talked about is part of the problem," Ocasio-Cortez replied. "Because we look at these figures and we say 'unemployment is low, everything is fine, right?'"
"Well, unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs," Ocasio-Cortez falsely stated. "Unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their kids."
Ocasio-Cortez continued by saying, "Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world," before falsely stating that America was not pro-capitalist at its inception.
Economic numbers released for June 2018 show that the number of people "who are currently working part-time jobs because their hours were cut back at work or because they couldn't find a full-time job has dropped by over one million since June 2016."
Also, the number of people on food stamps has fallen to an eight-year low as the Trump administration has cracked down on fraud and strengthened the economy.