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Ocasio-Cortez’s response to teasing over college dance video? A Congressional Dance Video | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

An attempt to humiliate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as she was sworn in as the youngest US Congresswoman ever backfired impressively, sparking a huge outpouring of support for her.

A 30-second video was posted by a Twitter user called AnonymousQ showing Ocasio-Cortez dancing on the roof of a building while in college.

“Here’s America’s favorite know-it-all commie, acting like the ignorant moron that she is,” read the post, with the user, who has since deleted her account, claiming it was a “high school video of ‘Sandy’ Ocasio-Cortez”.

But instead of embarrassing Ocasio-Cortez, who was elected to represent New York’s 14th congressional district in November, the video boosted her popularity, with many people on social media praising her for being cheerful and s have fun.

Having already tweeted the “You hate me because you guys aren’t me” riposte, Ocasio-Cortez released a brand new short video on Friday afternoon. herself dancing outside his new office in Congress.

I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are outrageous.

Wait till they find out that congresswomen dance too! 💃🏽

Have a great weekend everyone 🙂 pic.twitter.com/9y6ALOw4F6

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 4, 2019

In the lighthearted 11-second clip, she dances and sings (or lip-syncs) to a line from Edwin Starr’s Motown classic, War: “What’s the point? Absolutely nothing,” pointing half-playfully, half-defiantly at the camera before bursting into laughter and throwing herself through her office door as if she’d held her seat on Capitol Hill for years, not 24 hours.

Along with the clip, she wrote, “I hear the GOP [Republican party] think women dancing are outrageous. Wait till they find out that congresswomen dance too! Have a great weekend everyone :)”

The original short clip from her student days was part of a longer video, made while she was a student at Boston University. In it, she and several other students dance on the roof of a college building to the Phoenix song Lisztomania, in a medley of a Breakfast Club dance.

Here’s America’s favorite know-it-all commie acting like the ignorant moron that she is…
…”Sandy” Ocasio-Cortez high school videopic.twitter.com/s723Vga9zF

— AnonymousQ (@AnonymousQ1776) January 2, 2019

Comedian Patton Oswalt joked, “She’ll never get over the world seeing her…(watches video)…adorably dancing and having fun with her friends in high school?”

Reacting late Thursday and early Friday to the first video, before Ocasio-Cortez posted his retorts, actor Russell Crowe said the dance was “fantastic”. He added, “The more politicians we have like AOC, the sooner we’ll all dance.”

Ally Sheedy, who played Allison Reynolds on The Breakfast Club, and whose dance moves Ocasio-Cortez mimicked, said she was “pretty happy,” later writing, “Love this #teamAOC.”

Imagine what it would take to be a big asshole to think of this video of @AOC the dance is anything but adorable, endearing and charming.

— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) January 4, 2019

A Twitter account was quickly created called “AOC dance to every songputting his dance moves to hits like Kim Wilde’s Kids in America and David Bowie’s Rebel Rebel.

Clips of the young congresswoman having fun have been shared hundreds of thousands of times – highlighting how bad politicians are normally at dancing, as British Prime Minister Theresa May and her ex have pointed out Foreign Secretary and Brexit foe Boris Johnson. .

Since his election, Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly been the target of criticism from the right, especially for his clothing choices.

Fox News also attacked her for claiming she wouldn’t be able to afford an apartment in Washington D.C. until her congressional salary begins, claiming Ocasio-Cortez was exaggerating the truth about her poverty. when she had $15,000 (£12,000) in savings. His communications director later confirmed that Ocasio-Cortez, a former Bernie Sanders staffer who earned around $27,000 in 2017, had less than $7,000 in savings.

Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in the Democratic primary over incumbent Joe Crowley was one of the biggest upsets of the primary season. Ocasio-Cortez ran on a Medicare for All platform and scrapped the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) department. She has already launched a campaign to make climate change a defining issue for Congress.

She is also a social media enthusiast and has 1.74 million followers on Twitter and 1.2 million on Instagram, and engages with them regularly. She posted a video diary on Instagram documenting her first week in Washington.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s team got a little less savvy with social media on Thursday, posting a photo of his face on Instagram overlooking the phrase “The wall is coming,” written in Game font. of Thrones.

This is the second time this week that the president has hijacked the hit TV show’s tagline to refer to his politics. On Wednesday, Trump posted a photo of himself in a cabinet meeting with a poster on the table that read, “Sanctions are coming…November 5.”

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If it’s clear that someone on Trump’s team knows enough about Game of Thrones to know that there is indeed a wall, maybe his team should watch the show a bit more before establishing other parallels between Trump’s desired border wall and the ice wall in the HBO series.