Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t explain the difference between socialism and Democratic socialism while appearing on ABC’s “The View” on Friday.
Co-host Meghan McCain asked Ocasio-Cortez about the views of her party, the Democratic Socialists of America, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
“Do you think that the future of the Democratic Party is socialism?” McCain asked.
“First of all, there’s a huge difference between socialism and Democratic socialism,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed. “Democratic socialism, and really what that boils down to me, is the basic belief that I believe that in a moral and wealthy America and a moral and modern America, no person should be too poor to live in this country.”
Ocasio-Cortez was unable to provide any examples of how socialism and Democratic socialism were different, based on the clip from the Free Beacon.
“That’s what I believe,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “I can understand that there may be some divisions. You know, I don’t think people wake up in the morning and say, ‘I’m a capitalist!’”