Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who worked as a bartender before winning her position in Congress, is being blasted on social media after she complained about a seemingly innocent interaction between servers at her old job and a generous-tipping customer.
Ocasio-Cortez’s comments came in response to a question aimed at her on Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s new attempted Twitter clone, the pro-censorship platform “Threads.”
“What are your best and worst food service industry stories? @AOC,” an individual with the Threads username taylorjordalardas wrote.
In response, Ocasio-Cortez attacked a former customer for “mansplaining” and trying to “belittle the server” — even though her story seemed to just describe a generous man who valued good conversation, who gave a server $200-$300 a day for one week out of the year.
“Oh gosh, there is literally an endless supply here. I have some really weird stories. One time there was this really rich guy who would come in one week a year & was really addicted to mansplaining,” the New York congresswoman responded.
“You could just really tell he got satisfaction from it. He’d love to say ‘ask me a question’ and include all these little asides to belittle the server and uplift himself,” she continued.
“Anyways, if you indulged him, he tipped like $200 to $300 on a lunch tab every day for a week straight. Then disappeared till next year,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
In an op-ed about the Threads conversation, the Daily Wire’s Joseph Curl condemned Ocasio-Cortez’s comments as “horrible.”
“A lonely guy comes into a bar, so excited to talk to someone — anyone — and interact with people that he’d say, ‘ask me a question.’ And then the horror. After that, he’d tip you $200-$300 just for stopping and talking with him for a moment, then disappear after a week,” Curl wrote.
Meanwhile, screenshots of Ocasio-Cortez’s comments were shared on Twitter — where users mocked her for trying to smear the customer.
“I’m so sorry you had to go through that ordeal. Hopefully, the $300 tip helped towards your recovery,” podcast host Noam Blum wrote.
I’m so sorry you had to go through that ordeal. Hopefully the $300 tip helped towards your recovery. pic.twitter.com/VNETpwmuSS
— Noam Blum 🚡 (@neontaster) July 7, 2023
Daily Caller editor-in-chief Geoffrey Ingersoll also slammed Ocasio-Cortez in a response to Blum’s tweet.
“99.9p chance he was a wealthy and quaint old man whose wife had passed a few years ago and who loved reading in retirement and just wanted someone, ANYONE to talk to for a minute. Maybe even childless through no fault of his own, so passing on info to a young server gave him a sense of worth and he was willing to tip well for the opportunity,” he wrote.
“So instead of demonstrating grace to this person, AOC turns him into a fictitious boogey monster that validates all the neo-Marxist gender nonsense vomited into her skull during college,” he added.
99.9p chance he was a wealthy and quaint old man whose wife had passed a few years ago and who loved reading in retirement and just wanted someone, ANYONE to talk to for a minute. Maybe even childless through no fault of his own, so passing on info to a young server gave him a…
— Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) July 7, 2023
“$1200-$1500 from one week to listen to a guy tell stories while I worked. Guy sounds awesome! I wish I had him visit my establishment when I was younger. Would have been incredible to have such a great week in tips!” another user wrote.
$1200-$1500 from one week to listen to a guy tell stories while I worked
Guy sounds awesome!
I wish I had him visit my establishment when I was younger. Would have been incredible to have such a great week in tips!
— HabitualLinestepper (@HabitualLinest) July 7, 2023