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progressive representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was mocked on social media on Friday after appearing on Instagram Live and whispering to the camera that “most people don’t know what capitalism is.”
“Let me tell you a secret,” the New York Democrat whispered to her 8.5 million followers. “Most people don’t really know what capitalism is. Most people don’t even know what socialism is. But most people aren’t capitalists, because they don’t have capitalist money. They are not billionaires.”
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Ocasio-Cortez was quickly mocked online for the video with some comparing the “creepy” whisper to President Biden’s frequent whispers.
“Pssst. I’ll tell you a secret: AOC is an embarrassment to Congress and to women everywhere,” tweeted Republican congressional candidate Lavern Spicer.
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“One of the most powerful women,” tweeted author Gad Saad. “Good luck USA. You had a good run.”
“AOC should have googled the definition of capitalist before making this video, but I hope the ASMR channel works for her,” political commentator Tim Pool tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez added in the live video that labels don’t matter as much as talking about politics.
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“It’s easier to understand,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Do you think people should die because they can’t afford insulin? Do you think fossil fuel CEOs should decide if the planet is going to burn down? Me neither.”