Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded quickly to criticism from conservatives for selling the “Tax the Rich” sweater for $ 58. The price was right, the left-wing New York Democrat said, because the campaign goods were made by union workers in the United States, not China, unlike the political costumes sold by Donald Trump, for example.
– And by the way: Pay tribute to the rich. Ocasio-Cortez added it on Twitter.
Ben Shapiro, podcast presenter, author and successful conservative gadget, tweeted of the goods sold on ocasiocortez.com: “Only the rich can afford this idiotic sweater.”
– For $ 27 – Shapiro tweeted Above the image depicting a shirt with the words “student debt,” you can “buy the AOC’s bullshit t-shirt instead of spending it on paying off loans you voluntarily take”.
Fans who buy the shirt, Shapiro said, will continue to have student debt and will continue to “bear it alone, as they will still repay this student debt. You’ll only be $ 27 poorer, and the AOC war chest will be $ 27 richer.
Shapiro also said:Nothing according to economic justice, they spend $ 65 on a sweater, ”again in the image of some AOC goods.
Ever since the Democratic Party was shocked by a primary victory in the Bronx and Queens district in 2018, Ocasio-Cortez has become a rising star on the American Progressive Left. Donald Trump likened him to Evita Peron with admiration, and some observers believe that in 2022, it may pose a primary challenge to Chuck Schumer, the minority leader of the U.S. Senate.
In response to Shapiro, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted from a comment from a Business Insider writer who noted that the union was involved in the production of the goods. Republicans, he is he added, “They are upset because we don’t use slave labor for goods that fund local organizations.
“But what’s the difference between Trump and ours?” Ours is made in the United States. (And so [Republicans] who joke that we have to give for free, we really do – just volunteer. “
Yet, this is America, a country where huh-hah or flimflam were never abandoned and never considered too insignificant for the purpose of reversal. By the end of the day, Daily Wire, a website founded by Shapiro, was now the emeritus editor selling merch own. Your slogan? “Insert Woke Slogan”.