Democrat radical Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left viewers scratching their heads after she attempted to explain why she bought a Tesla, appearing to claim the purchase was because vaccines were not ready.
In 2021, the radical New York Congresswoman faced backlash after purchasing a $35,000 Model 3 from Elon Musk’s non-unionized company.
A year later, AOC said she would ‘love to switch’ to an electric car from a unionized workforce, but viewers were left confused after she was asked about her delay in swapping the car.
“Is it a problem with the quality, is it a problem with the style, is the market just not there?” asked host Margaret Brennan.
“Er, no, look, our car was purchased during the pandemic when travel, mass, before a vaccine had come out, so travel between New York and Washington the safest way we had determined was an EV,” she explained.
“But that was prior to some of the new models coming out on the market that had the range available, but we’re actually looking into trading in our car now, and hopefully we will soon,” AOC said.
Social media users were not the wiser to AOC’s explanation.
“If that makes sense to you, quit day drinking and go lay down,” tweeted @JerichoXVI.
“AOC makes word salad for breakfast, claims she bought a Tesla because the jab was not available so it was safer that way,” added @BerryRazi.
AOC makes word salad for breakfast, claims she bought a Tesla because the jab was not available so it was safer that way. pic.twitter.com/NfeyIwz4PI— Phenomenology (@BerryRazi) September 24, 2023
Another user wrote that AOC bought a Tesla because vaccines were nout out yet.
“Apparently, AOC only got Tesla because…. The vaccine wasn’t out yet?” wrote Above the Best.
“Absolutely hilarious. She said the reason she bought a Tesla was because the vaccine had not come out yet,” added another.
This is precisely the face you make when you currently own a Tesla and will be trading it in for a non-Tesla, which is what AOC will be doing pic.twitter.com/nKUXkEWMLr— Teslaconomics (@Teslaconomics) September 24, 2023
It emerged AOC bought a Tesla in 2021 after she parked illegally outside a Whole Foods in Washington DC.
AOC had already slammed Tesla over the millions it received in subsidies.
“When we as a public choose to invest in new technologies, we deserve a return on that investment,” she said in December 2018.
“For far too long, we gave money to Tesla, we gave money to a ton of people, and we got no return on our investment that the public made in creating technologies, and it’s about time we get our due because it’s the public that funded and financed a lot of innovative technologies,” she said.
🤷🏽♀️ like I said, ego problems https://t.co/IpyCkMadP8— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 30, 2022
Some accused AOC of hypocrisy.
Things became more heated when AOC engaged in a direct spat on Twitter with Elon Musk, who told her to stop flirting with him.
“Tired of having to collectively stress about what explosion of hate crimes is happening bc some billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally controls a massive communication platform,” she tweeted.
“Stop hitting on me, I’m really shy,” Musk replied, adding a blushing emoji.
'Stop hitting on me, I'm really shy': Musk ridicules overly-dramatic Ocasio-Cortez https://t.co/iv8pMXsPpu— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 29, 2022
“I was talking about Zuckerberg, but ok,” she replied before deleting the tweet a minute later.