Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during questioning at a House Oversight and Reform committee hearing on facial recognition technology in government, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
In a book set for mid-July release, President Trump refers to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as Evita — Eva Perón.
According to HuffPost contributor Yashar Ali, American Carnage asserts the labeling was Trump’s response to seeing AOC on a cable news show:
“I called her Eva Perón. I said, ‘That’s Eva Perón. That’s Evita.'”
1. NEW: I've obtained a copy of @TimAlberta's book "American Carnage" which comes out on July 16.
President Trump sat down with Tim for the book and in an interview he shares what his nickname for @AOC is:
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) July 7, 2019
Purportedly, The Donald told his crew to contact Alexandria’s opponent in the primary at the time — Rep. Joe Crowley — and tell him to “get off his fat a** and start campaigning.”
The 29-year-old congressional freshman’s evidently taken the comparison as a compliment:
“I had watched for many years and seen how a few rich families held much of Argentina's wealth and power in their hands. So the government brought in an eight hour working day, sickness pay and fair wages to give poor workers a fair go.”
– Evita Perón
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 7, 2019
Subsumed by the brand Alexandria has built over the last year or so is a penchant for having no idea about the subjects upon which she authoritatively waxes philosophic. She appears to treat knowledge as an improv comedy troupe treats a script — she ain’t into it. Just wing it — the first rule of improv is to commit.
But she may have wanted to find out who Evita was before she started soaking in the Perón sun.
From The Telegraph:
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Latin America’ aims to highlight a series of little known controversies about leading leftist figures in the history of the continent.
Eva Peron, known as Evita, was the second wife of President Juan Peron, and remains a national heroine almost 60 years after she died from cancer.
However, Mr Peron helped many Nazis fleeing Europe after the Second World War to find a safe haven in Argentina, including Adolf Eichmann and Josef Mengele.
According to the new book: “It is still suspected that among her [Eva Peron’s] possessions, there were pieces of Nazi treasure, that came from rich Jewish families killed in concentration camps.”
Twitter noted such.
Oh man, somebody buy her some books https://t.co/FclJfdTvFm
— David Frum (@davidfrum) July 7, 2019
You have plenty of both https://t.co/X3lNQB7G1x
— Jim Hanson (@JimHansonDC) July 7, 2019
Because referenda on Che Guevara and Eva Peron is exactly what U.S. politics needs. https://t.co/6ZpQe7p0Tx
— Luc Cohen (@cohenluc) July 7, 2019
! How is this real. https://t.co/6sgh21Wwnx
— Rebeccah Heinrichs (@RLHeinrichs) July 7, 2019
The Nazis were, of course, socialists.
It seems to me that it wouldn’t be a bad idea for Alexandria to take a new approach: Know stuff. Then talk.
But that’s only how it seems to me, and it clearly isn’t how it seems to her.
Still, don’t cry for her, Argentina.
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