Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) pulled out one of Hillary Clinton’s famous tricks by using a fake accent to pander to an African-American crowd.
The young congresswoman was speaking at the National Action Network convention in New York recently and addressed her push to give reparations to black Americans because of slavery, according to the Washington Examiner.
She also addressed the ridicule she’s received for being a former bartender who presents fantastical ideas that — if implemented — would destroy our country and have little basis in fact or logic. On that part, she suddenly changed the way she spoke.
"I'm proud to be a bartender. Ain't nothing wrong with that,” she told the crowd. There's nothing wrong with working retail, folding clothes for other people to buy. There is nothing wrong with preparing the food that your neighbors will eat."
After a few moments, she slowly slid back into her normal accent. It reminded a whole lot of people of the time Hillary used an accent with a crowd back in 2007, but in that case, it was a whole lot stronger and more bizarre.
“I don’t feel no ways tired,” Hillary told the audience at an event in Selma, Alabama. “I come to far from where I started from. Nobody told me that the road would be easy. I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me.”
Ocasio-Cortez was introduced at the National Action Network event by activist Rev. Al Sharpton. A couple hours later, an investor at the same conference ripped her to shreds for being so “financially illiterate.”
According to the New York Post, Advent Capital Management president and chief investment officer Tracy Maitland addressed the congresswoman’s role in discouraging Amazon from building a second headquarters in New York City.
“This was a disgrace,” Maitland said. “I partially blame AOC for the loss of Amazon. She doesn’t know what she doesn’t know. That’s scary. We have to make sure she’s better educated or vote her out of office.”
City University of New York chairman Bill Thompson also scolded Ocasio-Cortez, saying, “We were at the table talking to Amazon on how students could get jobs … those opportunities were snatched away.”
He pointed out that black and Latino students would miss out the most with those job opportunities now gone.
“We’re talking thousands of high-paying jobs,” Thompson added. “It was a disappointment from a CUNY perspective.”