Fox News' Laura Ingraham tried to insult Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — but it completely backfired

Fox News' Laura Ingraham tried to insult Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — but it completely backfired
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Early Friday morning, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out a reminder that while viruses do not by nature care what race or class or position you hold in society, the pandemic adversely affects people of color more. This is because our entire society and infrastructure is engineered through a white supremacist history and continuing bigotry. Ocasio-Cortez wrote, “COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities. Why? Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc. ARE underlying health conditions. Inequality is a comorbidity. COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations.”

Right wing wraith and Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s tiny bigoted brain was unable to comprehend such a big idea and decided the best way to respond was to attack Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s previous employment as a bartender, tweeting: “The Doctor of Mixology will save us!” Comedy and conservatism aren’t the best mix. Sort of like drinking gin and dirt. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was not going to let such a dirtbag comment, from such a dirtbag mind, go unchallenged and sent back this:

Yeowch! And then she dropped a receipt.

And then Ingraham got ratioed.

I like this one because Judge Janine is also awful.

And this one because Jared Kushner is a dumb terrible person.

And here is how comedy works, Laura.

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