Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been claiming that the Trump administration is placing migrant kids in concentration camps across America. She even used Holocaust language to clearly link them to Nazi concentration camps before backing off on that after sparking widespread criticism.
Now AOC is supporting a protest by the online retailer Wayfair, according to ABC affiliate WFTS Tampa Bay. Employees at Wayfair found out that they had sold beds for a migrant facility and planned a Wednesday walkout in protest of any future business with migrant facilities, ABC 7 NY reported.
But the group ordering the beds is actually Baptist Child & Family Services, which is a non-profit organization that operates migrant facilities for the Department of Health and Human Services. The $200,000 in furniture they ordered from Wayfair is for a new facility that will house 1,600 unaccompanied minors.
Ocasio-Cortez didn’t seem to know all of those details when she supported the protest, writing on Twitter, “Wayfair workers couldn’t stomach they were making beds to cage children. They asked the company to stop. CEO said no. This is what solidarity looks like — a reminder that everyday people have real power, as long as we’re brave enough to use it.”
But people pointed out something to AOC.
Speaking of misinformation being spread about migrant camps, activist Rosie O’Donnell proved she’s still an entertainer when she made the most bogus — and bizarre — claim we’ve heard yet about the number of camps out there housing migrant children.
“Rosie, you’re going to be doing a vigil called Lights for Liberty, July 12th, demanding an end to the detention camps,” Andy Cohen of Bravo’s “What What Happens Live” said to O’Donnell on Monday night.
She replied, “Yeah, the concentration camps, even though there’s lots of controversy about the word. But actually, legitimate scholars who study genocide say, yes, these are, in fact, the criteria for concentration camps, they meet them.”
And then she said something truly mind-boggling: “There are over 100,000 camps in nearly every state. There’s between 10,000 and 13,000 children, that could fill Radio City Music Hall twice. That's how many children unaccompanied alone in these camps.”
So...there 100,000 migrants camps in the U.S. — over 2,000 per state on average? Phew! That’s a lot of camps!
She also didn’t specify if there are between 10,000 and 13,000 kids per camp or spread out among the 100,000 camps. If it’s 10,000 per camp, that’s 1 billion migrant kids being held, and that’s almost three times the population of the entire U.S. If it’s 10,000 spread across all those camps, then the vast majority of the camps are completely empty.
Try to figure that one out.