According to Fox News, the 8 year-old Ava Martinez who impersonates Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., released another video in which she mocks the freshman congresswoman’s knowledge of socialism.
“Hello, like, I’m AOC, because I can’t spell Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. So, it turns out socialism is not short for social media,” Martinez said, while wearing lipstick and glasses similar to the real Ocasio-Cortez.
“I should have known it wasn’t short for social media because the only other socialist is a 93-year-old man from Vermont,” she said, referring to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. “There’s no way Bernie’s Instagram is lit.”
The video accompanied a tweet listing a series of fake slogans that seemed to take shots at Ocasio-Cortez’s inexperience and her climate change warnings.
“AOC in 2023!” one slogan read, apparently implying that Ocasio-Cortez wouldn’t know when the next midterm election would occur.
Although Ocasio-Cortez is not running for president in 2020, she appeared to be influential in the race. Both Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., reportedly vied for her endorsement and former Vice President Joe Biden tied his climate change plan to Ocasio-Cortez’s so-called Green New Deal.
Republicans have invoked Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez to focus attention on what they see as Dems’ growing “socialist” influences.