Ocasio-Cortez says fake TV interview shows 'Republicans are so scared of me'

Ocasio-Cortez says fake TV interview shows 'Republicans are so scared of me'
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the self-declared democratic socialist and first-time House candidate, said video footage that misleadingly comes across as a news interview with a conservative site is a sign that the GOP "can't deal with reality anymore."

"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 tweeted on Tuesday.

"Here’s one bonafide truth: Election Day is November 6th," she added. 

Ocasio-Cortez's comments came after CRTV, The Conservative Review, posted a video on Facebook that appeared as though CRTV host Allie Beth Stuckey was interviewing the House Democratic candidate.

In the clip, which had more than 1.2 million views as of Tuesday afternoon, CRTV makes no mention of whether the video is satirical.

Stuckey defended the clip, which as been criticized for suggesting that Ocasio-Cortez was being interviewed by CRTV. The host noted that the candidate's responses were from a PBS interview conducted last week.

"To the few saying: 'THIS IS FAKE!' Thank you! I don’t know where any of us would be without your keen insight," Stuckey tweeted. "As much as we hoped no one would notice that this is *literally taken from a PBS interview she did last week and was edited together as a joke*, the jig is up I guess."

Ocasio-Cortez has garnered plenty of media attention since her upset victory over Rep. Joseph Crowley (D) last month in the New York primaries. Fifty-six-year-old Crowley is the fourth-ranking House Democrat, and he hadn't faced a primary challenger in 14 years.


Ocasio-Cortez's victory has created somewhat of a rift within the Democratic Party and what kind of leadership it should have. She has previously explained that democratic socialism in her view is “a modern, moral and wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live.”