U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made waves during the first 2020 presidential debate when she subtly shaded Fox News anchor-turned-moderator Chris Wallace on Twitter.
In a tweet that will go down in political and social media history, Ocasio-Cortez suggested that “Someone call el chacal de la trompeta on Chris Wallace because this is very much an ‘y fuera’ situation.” Shots fired! We repeat: Shots fired!
One can surmise that Ocasio-Cortez was referencing the Spanish-language version of The Gong Show, Gran Oportunidad. According tor Forbes, the premise of the show is for contestants to showcase their “surprising talents and extraordinary abilities” to a panel of celebrity judges during a 90-second stint. There’s one catch though — the contestants can also be immediately nixed from the show by a character aptly titled “The Eliminator.” Hence the phrase “Y fuera” or in English, “And out!” Aye yi yi.
But that wasn’t the first time there’s been shady connecting these two.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Chris Wallace have sparred before
This is not the first time politician Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and journalist Chris Wallace have bumped heads.
As reported by Fox News, the two had a very public difference of opinion in April 2020. During an interview with Anand Giridharadas of Vice News, Ocasio-Cortez seemingly suggested that Americans should simply refuse to work in an effort to protest economic insecurity after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. “When we talk about this idea of reopening society, you know, only in America does the president — when the president tweets about liberation — does he mean go back to work. When we have this discussion about going back or reopening, I think a lot of people should just say ‘no’ — we’re not going back to that,” she said.
“Good luck with that,” Wallace retorted during a radio appearance on the Brian Kilmeade Show. Wallace further explained that he felt Ocasio-Cortez’s timing amidst the coronavirus crisis was poor. “You can argue about how early we should get back to work from a safety point of view,” he said, but he took issue with the lawmaker “talking about an economic revolution … when businesses are going bankrupt and now 26 million people have filed for unemployment in the last five weeks…”
Something tells us that this beef is just getting started.
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