Ocasio-Cortez and Socialism Denounced by NYC Billboard

Christopher Davidson
February 26, 2019

"I mean, it's heavy, but in a weird way, that stuff is validation that you're doing something real", said Ocasio-Cortez.

Devil's Due Comics, a North American publisher, announced Friday it will release a one-time comic book "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force" in May.

Despite the loss of 25,000 jobs, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to say that the billboard was funded by billionaire groups who promote "anti-worker policies".

Desus noted that after the show tweeted its Ocasio-Cortez promo, they received backlash from the same "Twitter trolls and the Russian bots" that harass the congresswoman. "What is the point of doing things if you're just trying to maintain the status quo that doesn't help people?" "It's like, how do you have a computer that runs both Windows '95 and Twitter at the same time?" she asked, earning her big laughs from the hosts.

Ocasio-Cortez - who said she'd probably be teaching high school if President Donald Trump wasn't elected - proved she's not taking her critics too seriously as she called the memes she tagged in on social media "so weak".

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Watch Ocasio-Cortez skewer her haters in the clip above. The billboard was purchased by the Job Creators Network, a group advocating for free enterprise.

A message on the original billboard reads: '25,000 lost NYC jobs, $4 billion in lost wages, $12 billion in lost economic activity for NY - thanks for nothing, AOC!' '(PS fact that it's in Times Sq tells you this isn't for/by NYers)'.

Whether they'll be able to tap into a new, unfamiliar market remains to be seen, but so far, Desus And Mero makes for a refreshing stray from traditional late night fare.

Amazon chose to come to NY because we are the capital of the world and the best place to do business.

"I think we have a beef with nearly everyone 'cause there's a lack of courage", Omar said, "and it seems like we're all radical because we deeply care for the people we represent and we want to throw down for them".

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