Ocasio-Cortez gets owned by Michael Knowles over ‘Alex from the block’ tweet

If you weren’t a teenager in early 2000s, then Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet about being “Alex from the block” is probably lost on you.

She’s trying to make a joke based on Jennifer Lopez’s song “Jenny From the Block” where the singer pays homage to her humble beginnings and tells listeners that it doesn’t matter how rich she gets, she still remembers where she came from.

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)

Kinda funny. One of AOC’s best qualities is she’s young and able to tap into a “fun” persona that’s lacking in D.C.

However, others were quick to point out, her upbringing wasn’t QUITE as destitute as she’s painting it out to be.

Ocasio-Cortez responded and the two went back and forth for a while until she accused him of “mansplaining” her.

She then compares herself to President Obama and says people are trying to “birther” her.

Then shuts everyone down with her “clapback” hands.

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