Americans are finding out quickly that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist congresswoman from New York, is always one step away from disaster. Her bizarre online breakdown is just another example.
Offering equal parts ignorance and paranoia in a livestream to supporters, she claimed President Trump’s border security plan is “like the Berlin Wall” and said that everyone in DC is “like a spy.”
On Trump’s wall, she continued, “I think it’s like any other wall designed to separate human beings and block out people who are running away from the humanitarian disasters. I just think it’s wrong.”
Ryan Saavedra, a reporter for The Daily Wire, took it upon himself to dissect her diatribe on Twitter. “The Berlin wall was built to stop East Germans from escaping into West Germany. The goal of the border wall is to stop illegal immigration and trafficking,” he wrote.
The distinction Saavedra offered is crucial to a proper understanding of history, given the Berlin Wall was a barrier meant to keep people inside and subservient to a communist state. By contrast, Trump’s wall is meant to preserve freedom.
Sadly, at just 29-years-old, Ocasio-Cortez is the poster child for a generation more concerned with feel-good catchphrases than serious study. Her political career is in tatters before it ever really began.
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