First Daughter Ivanka Trump tore into Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist ideas this week with a brutal reality check.
During an interview on Fox News with host Steve Hilton, Trump said that a majority of Americans don’t share Ocasio-Cortez’s ultra-progressive agenda or the idea of handouts.
Instead, the first daughter argued that Americans want to work and achieve success in life through hard work and opportunity.
“You’ve got people who will see that offer from the Democrats, from the progressive Democrats, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Here’s the Green New Deal, here’s the guarantee of a job,’ and think, ‘yeah, that’s what I want, it’s that simple.’ What do you say to those people?” Hilton asked.
Ivanka responded: “I don’t think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something. I’ve spent a lot of time traveling around this country over the last 4 years. People want to work for what they get,” adding “So, I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want. They want the ability to be able to secure a job. They want the ability to live in a country where’s there’s the potential for upward mobility.”
Hilton also asked Trump if the 2020 presidential election would be capitalism verses socialism being pushed by Democrats.
“I think fundamentally if you ask yourself the question, ‘are we better today than we were yesterday or we were 2 years ago?’ The answer is, undoubtedly, yes,” Trump said.
“So, as an American, families sitting down and thinking about their financial situation relative to a month ago or a year ago, America is doing very well and it stands in quite sharp contrast to the rest of the world. So, not only are we doing well, much of the world has slowed down in terms of the pace of their growth,” she added.
Trump’s argument was that she didn’t believe most Americans wanted to be given something, but rather wanted economic opportunities for advancement.
While Republicans, capitalists, and Republicans believe in focusing on training and workforce development, socialists like Ocasio-Cortez believe in giving free stuff away.
Further proving Trump’s point against progressive policies, Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is nothing short of pure socialism.
The core of the socialist legislation is to require the U.S. to eliminate “pollution and greenhouse gas emissions” and meet “100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources” within 10 years.
Green New Deal has also been heavily criticized for how much it will cost taxpayers.
A new study reveals that the price tag for socialist measure comes out to $7 trillion.
A second study found that the estimated $7 trillion projected cost is painfully low, and that it could actually cost nearly $50 trillion, which would be roughly seven — SEVEN — times more than that.
Last week, a third study was released and stated that early estimates for the Green New Deal are far too low.