Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Elon Musk Trying To Gain Clout Online By Making Fun Of Her Own Words
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK - APRIL 24: At a union rally on the eve of a vote to unionize a second Amazon faculty on Staten Island, fired Amazon employee and union organizer Chris Smalls is joined by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders on April 24, 2024 outside of the LDJ5 Sort Center in Staten Island, New York.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested on Saturday that Elon Musk was trying to gain attention and clout online by using her own past sentiments to make fun of her.

“Tired of having to collectively stress about what explosion of hate crimes is happening [because] some billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally controls a massive communication platform and skews it because Tucker Carlson or Peter Thiel took him to dinner and made him feel special,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter on Friday.

Musk responded, “Stop hitting on me, I’m really shy.”

Musk’s response is a reference to a news story from late last year where Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at critics online after she was caught hanging out in Florida without a mask on, suggesting that “Republicans are mad they can’t date me.”

AOC initially responded to Musk by claiming that she was not talking about him, writing, “I was talking about Zuckerberg but ok.”

The 32-year-old lawmaker quickly deleted the tweet, but later highlighted a screenshot of the entire exchange, including the deleted tweet, writing: “Like I said, ego problems.”

When asked about why she deleted the tweet, AOC responded, “I try to avoid giving people with massive ego complexes like this the attention and QTs/replies they crave and are seeking (when I can help it).”

“So you *were* talking about him,” Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon responded.

Breitbart News reporter Kristina Wong responded, “‘Like I said’ implies you were indeed talking about Elon, not Zuckerberg.”

“Sounds like someone is lashing out cause they got severely ratioed,” Radio host Mike Mason quipped.

Ocasio-Cortez’s tweets railing against billionaires come after Twitter’s board of directors unanimously approved an acquisition by Musk earlier this week in a $44 billion sale valued at $54.20 per share.

“Billionaires be like ‘the extreme far left is taking over’ when the ‘extreme far left’ in the US is ‘medicine shouldn’t bankrupt you,’ ‘wages should cover rent,’ & ‘maybe it’s bad that Wall St companies profit off mass surveillance, manufactured housing crises, and caging people,’” she tweeted. “The number of billionaires in the US couldn’t even fill an apartment building, but the number of people they negatively impact is only growing. All the US billionaire votes combined couldn’t even come in 2nd for an NY city council election. That’s why they stay pressed.”

AOC’s tweets came after Musk tweeted out a graphic illustrating how the political Left has moved further and further to the Left in recent years.

“I strongly supported Obama for President, but today’s Democratic Party has been hijacked by extremists,” Musk wrote on Twitter, later adding: “The far left hates everyone, themselves included! But I’m no fan of the far right either. Let’s have less hate and more love.”

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