Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent her Friday night making instant macaroni and cheese while flirting with the idea of running for president in the future.
During an Instagram Live Q&A session on Friday night, the 29-year-old socialist discussed her election victory on Tuesday and flirted with the idea of maybe running for president in the future.
While making macaroni and cheese and listening to music from a kitchen, the Democratic darling spoke about Shirley Chisholm, an African-American politician and author who died in 2005.
“Chisholm was the first black woman to ever run for president as a nominee of any major political party,” Ocasio-Cortez said while pulling cheese out of the grater.
“She was a congresswoman out of Brooklyn. She was also the first black woman in Congress. And people asked her when she ran for president in the 1970s…60s,” she continued while forgetting the dates and moving from counter to counter.
The socialist went on to say that Chisholm told people that she ran for president because “someone had to be the first,” saying that she knew she was “blazing a trail for.. um.. for.. black candidates.. for.. women.”
Ocasio-Cortez was saying that Chisholm wanted African-Americans, minorities, and women to run for public office, including the presidency.
So, while grating her cheese and breaking into random dance moves in the kitchen, Ocasio-Cortez appeared to be implying that she could run for president.
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This is the second time in the past month that Ocasio-Cortez — who recently attacked the “electoral system” because she can’t receive her congressional salary until she becomes a member of Congress — has hinted at a possible presidential run in the future.
While speaking to a small crowd last month in what appears to be a basement, the socialist verbalized her apparent fantasy of being “inaugurated,” an event reserved for a commander-in-chief.
“After being spurned over and over and over again, short-changed on healthcare, short-changed on criminal justice, short-changed on education, there’s a lot of folks who don’t want to believe anymore,” she said, claiming that progressives have it so bad in America.
“And that’s why what we have accomplished is such an immense responsibility. It is a responsibility not just to deliver, because it doesn’t mean you get everything tomorrow,” she continued.
“As much as I would love that. I would love to be inaugurated January 3rd. On January 4th, we’re signing healthcare, we’re signing this,” she said, blithely unaware that Inauguration Day is always Jan. 20, not Jan. 3.
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Of course, this is also hardly the first time the new darling of the left has made headlines for making bizarre or controversial comments.
Earlier this week, Ocasio-Cortez attacked the “electoral system” because she can’t afford an apartment in Washington, D.C., until she receives her congressional salary in January.
Given that she will not be sworn in as a member of Congress until January, the Democratic socialist complained about not receiving her congressional salary for another three months.
“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress, so how do I get an apartment?” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Those little things are very real.”
On Tuesday night, Ocasio-Cortez thanked every “Dreamer” for her election victory and accused Immigration Customs and Enforcement of committing “humans rights violations.”
Perhaps she should spend more time learning about how Congress and the electoral system actually works before speaking about a possible presidential run.
Until then, at least she’s teaching her supporters how to make instant macaroni and cheese.