Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) made an astounding claim on social media yesterday and was quickly silenced by common sense and Mike Huckabee.
AOC tried to make the claim that Americans are racist because we are not eating at Chinese restaurants due to fears surrounding coronavirus.
It is an irresponsible claim and it is not true – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be censured for this wildly inaccurate claim.
AOC said, “Honestly, it sounds almost so silly to say, but there’s a lot of restaurants that are feeling the pain of racism.”
“Where people are literally not patroning Chinese restaurants, um, they’re not patroning Asian restaurants because of just straight-up racism around the coronavirus.”
Enter Mike Huckabee and others:
“This is like an SNL parody. She is like literally like not aware of like literally much of like anything, like not even fact there’s like literally no word ‘patroning’ and she like is literally clueless as to what like racism literally means. And she is in Congress. Literally!” former Gov. Mike Huckabee responded.
“1 um every 7 seconds. 8+ ums per minute. 540 ums per hour. 12,960 ums per day. 4.7 million ums per year,” another critic responded.
“Hi, I’m @RepAOC, super genius,” radio host David Webb mocked.
Ocasio-Cortez says people are not eating at Chinese and Asian restaurants right now because they are "just straight up" racist about the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/egtpRDEDhO
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 11, 2020
This is like an SNL parody. She is like literally like not aware of like literally much of like anything, like not even fact there's like literally no word "patroning"and she like is literally clueless as to what like racism literally means. And she is in Congress. Literally! https://t.co/uBqlaoFhmL
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) March 11, 2020