Internet Rips Ben Shapiro for $10K Offer to Debate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: He'll 'Pay a Woman Just to Talk to Him'
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro offered New York Democratic primary congressional winner Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez $10,000 to publicly debate him.
The offer backfired as the public reaction was one of mockery to Shapiro's desperation.
"I would love to have a real conversation with you about the issues," Shapiro said.
"Not only am I eager to discuss the issues with you," he continued. "I'm willing to offer $10,000 to your campaign today for you to come on our Sunday special."
Shapiro said he wants to "really probe" her belief system during the proposed hour-long conversation.
Twitter reacted with amusement to the entitled offer from Shapiro.
Read some of the best reactions below.
Dear Slim, I wrote you but you still ain't callin I left my cell, my pager, and my home phone at the bottom I sent… https://t.co/mevhYi1L8i— Ken Klippenstein (@Ken Klippenstein)1533783870.0
I wonder if @benshapiro is desperate enough to pay @IngrahamAngle to debate him considering she's probably about to lose more advertisers.— chaotic neutral milk hotel (@chaotic neutral milk hotel)1533832980.0
Intellectual superstar Ben Shapiro tries to pay women to talk to him. https://t.co/c5kQYrJVTP— Jared Skolnick (@Jared Skolnick)1533829461.0
Tbh @benshapiro having to pay people to hang out with him makes perfect sense https://t.co/VP9UoIahub— klay thompson fan acct (@klay thompson fan acct)1533823855.0