It’s feeling more like Valentine’s Day than Thanksgiving on Twitter today, the result of a hilarious mock video of an AOC and Elon Musk “reconciliation” put together by anonymous user, Maze. Maze’s bio: “Digital artist. Video editor. Researcher. You have seen my work.”
Well, we’ve certainly seen it now, and it’s good stuff.
Elon Musk and AOC finally worked out their differences.
The chemistry these two have is crazy. pic.twitter.com/4dYzYAinqa
— Maze (@mazemoore) November 23, 2022
If you can’t bring yourself to watch it, The New York Post captured the magic in this recap:
At the start of the clip, Ocasio-Cortez is seen cracking a half-smile. The scene then cuts to a shot of Musk staring longingly while the camera zooms in on his face — increasing the dramatic effect.
Ocasio-Cortez then begins the “conversation,” saying: “I apologize.”
“Nobody’s perfect,” Musk “replies.”
Ocasio-Cortez is then seen saying: “I’m breaking all the rules. I’m breaking all the rules.”
“I guess so,” Musk is then seen saying. “Everyone makes some mistakes. Who knows?”
The video shows a coy AOC and a shy Musk come to agreement about a range of issues, including egos and vulnerabilities, using a mashup of videos of interviews. (Musk, by the way, tweeted his appreciation of the video, which is sure to rankle AOC).
Footage of Ocasio-Cortez was taken from a “60 Minutes” interview that she conducted with CBS’ Anderson Cooper in 2019 — around the time the New York Democrat was sworn in following her shocking election victory.
The Musk footage was edited from a December 2018 interview that the Tesla boss gave to “60 Minutes” correspondent Leslie Stahl.
Twitter users have been abuzz with the “chemistry” between the video’s stars, which has ramped up in the weeks since Musk took over Twitter, something that has most displeased AOC.
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AOC seems to have been harboring her complicated feelings toward Musk for a while now, according to the Post:
When Musk announced his intention to buy Twitter for $44 billion, she tweeted: “Tired of having to collectively stress about what explosion of hate crimes is happening because some billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally controls a massive communication platform and skews it because Tucker Carlson or Peter Thiel took him to dinner and made him feel special.”
Musk replied by posting a blushing emoji, writing: “Stop hitting on me, I’m really shy.”
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: “I was talking about Zuckerberg but ok.” She then deleted the reply.
There’s no denying that Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has sent the left into a tizzy fit worthy of any toddler, as demonstrated repeatedly by AOC. Conservatives, meanwhile, are sitting back, glass of wine and bowl of popcorn at hand, and enjoying what happens when free speech is allowed to flourish. As usual, the left is mad and the right is laughing.
Oh, and if you’re interested in more of Maze’s work, check out this video of a Trump-Biden reconciliation.