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During Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s briefing, she referred to AOC as a Biden adviser, but it was preceded by a fact that of course isn’t included in this tweet from Politico’s Jake Sherman, who tagged AOC for tattling purposes:

>@PressSec from the podium: “Biden adviser Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.” cc @AOC

— Jake Sherman

And Sherman’s tweet was all AOC needed for a response that was more than predictable, full context-be-damned:

.@PressSec wouldn’t be the first person to mistake a women of color for having a lower position or title than she does, but Kayleigh – in case you haven’t picked up a newspaper in two years, I’m a Congresswoman.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The @PressSec comment is steeped in a long, hurtful, & horrendous history of stripping women of color of titles and diminishing them to “the help.”

Perhaps she isn’t aware that what she did is mired in racist history. If that is the case, I look forward to her apology tomorrow.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

But it’s actually AOC who should be delivering the apology:

Read the transcript, Congresswoman @AOC

— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) June 8, 2020

Direct quote: “The President is appalled by the ‘defund police’ movement. The fact that you have SITTING CONGRESSWOMEN wanting to defund the police—notably Rashida Tlaib, notably Biden advisor Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…”

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