Looks like Fox News personality Laura Ingraham’s attempt to burn Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) blew up in her face.
It all started when the New York congresswoman tweeted that the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately affecting people of color thanks to long-standing racial and economic inequalities.
Ingraham apparently wasn’t happy that Ocasio-Cortez was pointing out the negative effects of inequality, so she decided to belittle the congresswoman’s previous job as a bartender.
Ocasio-Cortez has previously said that people who try to insult her by bringing up her bartender past are just “clowning themselves.”
So she turned the joke around by pointing out the terrible job Ingraham has done reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Didn’t you just put a doctor on your show who faked their employment at Lenox Hill hospital and touted a COVID ‘treatment’ that you tweeted & Twitter had to remove because a man may have died trying self-administer it?” she responded.
Then she added this burn: “I’m sorry, why are you on TV again?”
Ingraham tried to spin things by claiming the doctor she interviewed had “admitting privileges” at Lenox Hill, ignoring the fact that Twitter removed her tweet because it fell under their “misleading information policy” with its “Heightened-risk health claims.”
Still, Twitter users were impressed by the heat of the congresswoman’s burn.
One Twitter user did show concern for Ingraham’s condition after the takedown.
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