Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pushed a bizarre conspiracy theory late last week and suggested rich people staying at President Donald Trump’s hotel are “bribing the President into war.”
Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter and responded to a report from The Washington Post, which alleged that a sheikh who wants to be president of Iraq has stayed at Trump’s hotel over 1,200 times.
“NEW: We got leaked documents detailing 1,200+ different stays at @realDonaldTrump’s hotel. Here’s the guest who stayed the longest: a sheikh who wants to be president of Iraq, and who wants the U.S. to strike Iran. He spent 26 nights in a suite,” WaPo reporter David Fahrenthold wrote.
Ocasio-Cortez responded by pushing an utterly insane conspiracy theory: “Sure looks like powerful people are trying to bribe the President into war.”
Sure looks like powerful people are trying to bribe the President into war. https://t.co/e4L4YcrGKp
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 7, 2019
Of course, she provided absolutely no proof at all to support her claim.
Sadly, this is the second time in a week that a radical freshman Democratic lawmaker has pushed a baseless conspiracy.
Last week, Rep. Ilhan Omar said the White House was “weaponizing” the U.S. Census to target minorities.
“It’s now explicit: Trump is weaponizing the Census to benefit ‘Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites.’ This is an attack on democracy and in any other Administration, it would be a multi-year scandal,” Omar wrote on Twitter.
It's now explicit: Trump is weaponizing the Census to benefit "Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites."
This is an attack on democracy and in any other Administration, it would be a multi-year scandal. https://t.co/EuyWT5P9VZ
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) May 30, 2019
Looking beyond Omar’s theory, which is also completely baseless, this is hardly the first time Ocasio-Cortez has stunned many with her comments.
Here are just a few examples of the ridiculous things the New York socialist lawmaker has said and done in the past few months:
Ocasio-Cortez pushed a ridiculous doomsday scenario and argued that “we will have blood on our hands” if climate change is not addressed immediately.
The New York lawmaker said Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar has done more for 9/11 families than Republican Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who lost his eye in combat while serving in the Middle East.
Ocasio-Cortez got busted using a fake southern accent during a speech to “appeal” to her audience at the National Action Network’s convention.
Ocasio-Cortez freaked out over studies showing that her socialist Green New Deal would cost around $93 trillion over the next decade.
She lashed out after America’s largest organized labor group said her Green New Deal could lead to the end of humanity.
Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed that Republicans amended the U.S. Constitution to prevent Republican President Franklin Roosevelt from getting re-elected.
And now she is claiming rich people staying at Trump’s hotel are “bribing the President into war,” yet she has absolutely no proof at all to support her delusional conspiracy theory.