Ocasio-Cortez responds to Ivanka Trump: ‘I actually worked for tips and hourly wages’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) responded Tuesday to criticism from Ivanka Trump by suggesting Trump’s daughter learned about working “for tips & hourly wages … 2nd-hand.”

{mosads}”As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life, instead of having to learn about it 2nd-hand, I can tell you that most people want to be paid enough to live,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, with a link to reports of Ivanka Trump slamming Ocasio-Cortez earlier in the day.

“A living wage isn’t a gift, it’s a right. Workers are often paid far less than the value they create,” she continued.

Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the “Green New Deal” earlier this month. The climate change resolution seeks to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions while also creating millions of jobs. The resolution includes a universal jobs guarantee. 

Ivanka Trump, responding to the Green New Deal proposal, said in an interview set to air Sunday on Fox News that she doesn’t think most Americans “want to be given something” and added that she believes “people want to work for what they get.”

“So, I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want. They want the ability to be able to secure a job. They want the ability to live in a country where there’s the potential for upward mobility,” Trump added.

Trump clarified later on Tuesday that she supports a minimum wage, but not “a minimum guarantee for people ‘unwilling to work.’ “

Guaranteed pay for those unwilling to work appeared as a proposal in a fact sheet that Ocasio-Cortez’s office said was released in error and does not appear in the Green New Deal proposal introduced in the House.

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