After a recent visit to a migrant detention center, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez received a rare distinction.
The freshman Congresswoman is now one of the only, (possibly the only), legislator to every have Customs and Border Control accuse her of misinforming the American public.
The accusation came after AOC attempted to paint the detention centers in a negative light, claiming that migrants were being told to “drink from toilets”. The absurdity of this claim was revealed when photos of the accommodations were made public, showing that the sinks and toilets were a one-piece unit, much like you would see in any municipal jail around the nation. Ocasio-Cortez wanted America to think that migrant were drinking water out of the toilet bowl, not water out of the sink atop this singular fixture.
It’s akin to saying that we drink from the refrigerator itself when we actually drink from the water dispenser attached to the fridge.
Now AOC is being accused of misinforming the public again, this time over the size of the crowds at President Trump’s “Salute to America” celebration.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) questioned why the Trump administration chose to hold a patriotic “Salute to America” celebration in the nation’s capital Thursday when migrant kids on the border, she suggested, do not have access to toothpaste or soap. She also described the successful event as “poorly attended.”
“Trump spent millions on a poorly attended, 1 day parade days after saying he couldn’t afford toothpaste & soap for caged children,” she tweeted Friday, adding that Trump is holding kids “hostage to secure billions for their abusers.”
Of course, aerial photographs from the scene showed a much different story.
This was today's Salute to America crowd Sir. pic.twitter.com/xmOq7QQD3N
— Steven A. Bishop (@Steven_A_Bishop) July 5, 2019
AOC’s habitual mischaracterizations are gaining both volume and frequency, now nearing the point of becoming propaganda-like in their intention.
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