Fake Video of Bronx Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Goes Viral: ‘Republicans so Scared of Me’

Video racks up more than one million views on Facebook

Last Updated: July 24, 2018 @ 10:51 AM

A doctored video (below) that shows Bronx socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a bad light has gone viral, and the much buzzed about House of Representatives democratic nominee is calling it out.

CRTV, The Conservative Review, posted a video with manipulated footage of Ocasio-Cortez to make it look as if the Democratic candidate was responding incorrectly to interview questions.

CRTV is a news media organization founded and headed by conservative pundit, Mark Levin.

Allie Grills Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Allie *grills* congressional hopeful and progressive it girl "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez" on her socialist agenda and knowledge of government… or lack thereof. ????Update: Yes, this is satire created from excerpts of the viral Firing Line interview with Ocasio-Cortez.

Posted by Allie on CRTV on Monday, July 23, 2018

Since it was posted Sunday, the video has accumulated more than 1.2 million views on Facebook.

It shows pieced together clips of Ocasio-Cortez’s actual responses from her PBS “Firing Line” interview and clips of CRTV host Allie Beth Stuckey asking questions such as “Do you have any knowledge whatsoever about how our political system works?”

The clip of Ocasio-Cortez, inserted right after the questions, shows her shaking her head no.

The video is captioned “Allie *grills* congressional hopeful and progressive it girl “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” on her socialist agenda and knowledge of government… or lack thereof.” Later, CRTV posted an update clarifying that the video is “satire created from excerpts of the viral Firing Line interview with Ocasio-Cortez.”

Ocasio-Cortez responded Tuesday on Twitter: “Republicans are so scared of me that they’re faking videos and presenting them as real on Facebook because they can’t deal with reality anymore.”

Ocasio-Cortez garnered national attention in June after beating 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district primary election for a seat in the House of Representatives.

When it comes to the idea that Republicans are scared of Ocasio-Cortez, she may be onto something. At a campaign event over the weekend, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Florida Republican, dismissed the Bronx socialist as being “in a totally different universe, it’s basically socialism wrapped in ignorance.”