A.O.C. slams Piers Morgan for mocking her former job as a bartender

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed ​British journalist Piers Morgan after he mocked the her former job bartending while defending Ivanka Trump for traveling to the G-20 summit.

​Morgan​ responded to a tweet Ocasio-Cortez posted late Saturday criticizing why the First Daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner — both unpaid White House advisers — attended the meeting of world leaders in Japan last week.

​”Could be worse​ ​… Ivanka could have been a bar-tender 18 months ago​,” Morgan, the former “America’s Got Talent” judge and “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant wrote.

Ocasio-Cortez wasted no time responding to Morgan’s dig with a tweet of her own, opining that, “Actually, that would make government better – not worse.”

“Imagine if more people in power spent years of their lives actually working for a living,” she continued.

Other responses to Morgan’s tweet were equally scathing, with many pointing out Ocasio-Cortez is an elected official chosen by voters to represent them in Washington, while the President’s children are not.

Many pointed out that bartending is an honest living and wondered why Morgan was degrading A.O.C. for having a job.

Ocasio-Cortez took issue with Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, for ​​​appearing at the G-20 summit with her father and husband Jared Kushner.

“It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “It hurts our diplomatic standing when the President phones it in & the world moves on. The US needs our President working the G20. Bringing a qualified diplomat couldn’t hurt either.”

In a video Ocasio-Cortez shared, Ivanka is seen attempting to participate in a discussion alongside French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Also present is Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, who appears to disregard Trump’s attempts to join in on the conversation.

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