Like Much of Her Policy, AOC's Emotional Border Photos Are Deceptive

As part of her sudden policy pivot to border/immigration issues, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) highlighted some photos taken during her visit to Tornillo, TX during the 2018 campaign. In the photos, which photographer Ivan Pierre Aguirre didn’t publish at the time, AOC seems to be unable to control her emotions after witnessing “that the America [she] love[s] was becoming a nation that steals refugee children from their parents,& caged them.”


Having a hunch that perhaps there was something deceptive going on, Tom Elliott, founder of Grabien Media, searched his company’s PhotoBank and found “alternate angle pics” that show what it was that AOC was looking at when she broke down.

Are you ready for this?

Not a child in sight. Not a tent in sight. Not a weeping “parent” in sight.

Here they are, enlarged:

Credit: @TomSElliott
Credit: @TomSElliott

This angle is even more enlightening.


Newsweek kind of admitted that it was not at a migrant tent city…

No shame. She knew full well what she was looking at when she retweeted the photographer, but chose to make it into a “Save these children, no one has been accountable” trope.


Jennifer Van Laar is Deputy Managing Editor of RedState. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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