Freshman Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) braved
State TV the right-wing media channel that has demonized her, appearing on Fox News to discuss the government's response to COVID-19 with Bret Baier. She emphasized the Democrats' priorities for handling the pandemic, including making sure people have paid sick leave, unemployment benefits, medicaid protections, and proper safety equipment and protocols for medical personnel on the front lines.
When the topic of partisanship came up, though, she took the opportunity to innocently throw shade at the network that denies the need to fix the wealth gap, or that a wealth gap even exists. Baier played the clip of Trump saying that we have the best health care system in the world, and we need to unite and put politics aside. (That's rich, coming from the Divider-In-Chief.) Baier asked if Ocasio-Cortez agreed, and she responded in the affirmative...at first. And then came the knives when discussing our health care system.
When you look at the best health care system in the world, that's something that's up for debate. South Korea has up to 10,000 tests per day. They have been able to provide tests to any single person who wants it, and here, people are scrambling. It almost seems like the more wealthy and powerful you are, the more able you are to access a test, but the more -- the rougher road you've got here, it's going to be a lot more difficult to access health care. That is exactly the recipe for disaster in a pandemic.
Gee, it almost DOES seem like the more wealthy and powerful you are, the better access you have to testing! *insert innocent wide-eyed blinking here* Hmmm, Bret, I wonder what THAT'S all about, don't YOU?
Raise your hand if you think AOC will be invited back for more appearances on Fox News! Anyone?