Fake Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez interview defended as ‘satire’ after backlash

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Conservative media network CRTV was called out on Tuesday by New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after it posted a hoax interview video aimed at humiliating her without making viewers aware it had been faked.

Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez's communications director, said the primary win helped put Ocasio-Cortez on a national stage and that her victory speech on June 26 inspired people nationwide. "So this is just political correctness run amok but it's a way to obscure scrutiny on her views, which are socialist and they're wrapped in ignorance".

Ocasio-Cortez, who is 28 and a Democratic socialist, tweeted in response: "Rep DeSantis, it seems you're confused as to 'whatever I am.' I am a Puerto Rican woman".

The Democrat party is literally crumbling with people like Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez as the shining lights of the party, and many thinking, older Democrats from yesteryear will vote elsewhere when the full stupidity of their Democrat/Socialist ideas are discussed and understood.

"But I'm sure these new FL voters appreciate your comments", she said.

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"We tried to talk about what her goals are coming to Congress, some of the stuff that we're doing as a progressive caucus and you know really trying to be helpful to her", Pocan, D-Wis., told ABC News.

"I think that's an exaggeration".

What remains to be seen is if these candidates and their proposed policies - such as Medicare for all, free college and abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement - are the future of the Democratic party, or if they are merely sparking some change. Sander's socialism is also something of a different breed, one that at least nominally places value on individual rights.

Hoyer declined to characterize Ocasio-Cortez as a unifying force for Democrats, but acknowledged she "certainly energizes the base".

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