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Mon Apr 8, 2019, 10:11 PM

Nancy Pelosi just trolled Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Again.

Source: CNN

Nancy Pelosi just trolled Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Again.

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
Updated 2120 GMT (0520 HKT) April 8, 2019

(CNN) — Nancy Pelosi didn't get to where she is without learning how to troll with the best of them. And in an interview with USA Today released Monday, the speaker of the House again turns her gaze to the most famous/infamous freshman House member in recent memory: New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Asked about the difficulties of governing a caucus in the House that is being challenged at every turn by AOC and others like her -- liberals elected in the past few cycles who are deeply skeptical of the party establishment -- Pelosi said this: "While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what's important is that we have large numbers of votes on the floor of the House."

Now, Pelosi didn't mention AOC by name. But you'd have to be a real dummy to not understand who she was talking about. Ocasio-Cortez has 3.9 million Twitter followers, by far the most of any House member -- including Pelosi (2.4 million followers). And AOC is an active Twitter user -- often employing the social media site to call out what she believes to be unfairness within the Democratic Party or to push back on media stories about her.

Pelosi's not-so-subtle shot at AOC isn't an isolated event either. In February, she was asked about the "Green New Deal," a sweeping legislative proposal that Ocasio-Cortez has been closely aligned with that aims to address the challenges of climate change. "It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive," Pelosi said dismissively. "The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it, right?"

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Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/08/politics/nancy-pelosi-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-twitter/index.html

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Related: How Nancy Pelosi is leading divided Democrats through political turmoil, Trump's administration (USA Today)

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Reply Nancy Pelosi just trolled Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Again. (Original post)
Eugene Apr 2019 OP
spooky3 Apr 2019 #1
blm Apr 2019 #2
4now Apr 2019 #3
Cracklin Charlie Apr 2019 #4
mr_liberal Apr 2019 #5
Fullduplexxx Apr 2019 #6
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 10:22 PM

1. Oh, that Chris. He loves nothing more than to twist

Things in ways that he hopes makes Dems appear to be in disarray.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 10:32 PM

2. Cilizza pushing his typical horseshit. From everything I see it is obvious Pelosi

and AOC have a genuine respect and fondness between them.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 10:42 PM

3. Chris Cillizza is such a pathetic twit

I couldn't live like that.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 10:51 PM

4. Chris the hack got this one wrong*

I saw Pelosi’s statement over the weekend. She wasn’t trolling Alexandra, she was trolling the Republicans, who are obsessed with three democratic congresspersons, when she has 68 new members on her team.

*as usual

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 10:53 PM

5. "Green dream" lol was the first time. nt

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 05:14 AM

6. Probably one of those kind of bills that you vote for in order to see what's in it

Eh nancy?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 06:48 AM

7. I'm confused

Are we supposed to applaud the Speaker for trolling the brightest new star in the Democratic firmament, berate Chris Cillizza for pointing it out or claim he’s just making it all up? If it’s the last, maybe somebody can tell me why “the Green Dream or whatever they call it” is a sign of mutual respect between Pelosi and AOC.

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