Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just announced the shortest retirement in political history
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found a new way to keep herself in the headlines.
It also meant Ocasio-Cortez found a new way to make a fool out of herself.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just announced the shortest retirement in political history.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did what she does best and created a social media stir.
The latest Ocasio-Cortez tempest occurred when the New York Congresswoman responded to one social media user about how she unplugged from Instagram and Twitter when she contracted the China Virus around New Year’s.
“That’s so funny that you bring that up,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “Yeah when I got COVID I turned off all my devices, which means I wasn’t really on social media that much or anything like that.”
Ocasio-Cortez added that when she went back on Twitter, she felt triggered by gossip and negativity.
“And I found that when I went to open Twitter up again, it just like wasn’t really making me . . .” Ocasio-Cortez continued.
Ocasio-Cortez continued explaining that she felt anxiety from reading negative tweets and that she would be retiring from Twitter for a while.
“Literally, I would go to open the app and I almost felt like, anxious. People like, kind of fight and gossip, and all this other stuff so much,” Ocasio-Cortez posted. “But, and there’s a lot of negativity on there, but I’ll be back. Don’t worry. Just a break.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s exile from Twitter lasted a whole 20 hours.
Less than one day after announcing she needed a break from social media, Ocasio-Cortez was back on Twitter firing off potshots at her political enemies.
Ocasio-Cortez attacked West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin for announcing he would not support Joe Biden’s nearly five trillion-dollar socialist spending bill.
She also directed her supposedly angry constituents to go protest at Manchin’s houseboat.
At the end of the day, Ocasio-Cortez uses social media to bring attention to herself.
When Ocasio-Cortez announced she was taking a break from social media, it made the news.
That’s because social media is the primary way Ocasio-Cortez communicates with the media and her voters.
But Ocasio-Cortez knew that by quickly returning to social media, she could put herself once again at the center of the online conversation.
Even if Ocasio-Cortez ended up as the butt of jokes, it only meant everyone was still talking about her.