Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the self-described democratic socialist whose sharp tongue, take-no-prisoners approach and 24/7 presence on social media and TV has Republicans on and off Capitol Hill comparing the 29-year-old freshman phenom to the 72-year-old president of the United States.
Talk-show host Meghan McCain called Trump and Ocasio-Cortez “two sides of the same coin” and said the liberal, Latina bomb thrower from the Bronx was “just like Trump on Twitter.”
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said he, too, sees obvious parallels between DJT and AOC.
“Whether it’s President Trump or AOC, it’s all based on ginning up anger and fear and it’s unfortunate,” said Kinzinger, a frequent cable-news presence who has a relatively paltry 46,500 Twitter followers compared to Ocasio-Cortez’s 2.6 million, told The Hill.
“And I think it’s that kind of stuff that’s killing our ability to get done things like solve the government shutdown. … If you look at Twitter, not everyone is on Twitter, but all the loudest voices are,” he said.
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