Tomi Lahren suggests Ocasio-Cortez is successful on Twitter but not 'in real life'

Fox Nation host and conservative commentator Tomi Lahren on Thursday suggested that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezVA 'ain't broke' — but it can certainly be improved The Memo: GOP banks on Biden falling in primary Dems seek to rein in calls for impeachment MORE (D-N.Y.) was successful on social media but not in "real life."

“There’s a difference between being successful on Twitter and social media like Ocasio-Cortez and being relatable on social media platforms and actually being successful in real life,” Lahren said on "Fox & Friends."


The comment from Lahren came in response to a question from Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt about Ocasio-Cortez's appeal and how that has potentially shifted the Democratic Party's platform for presidential candidates. 

“Don’t you think Democrats were trying to find their way, trying to find their footing, and then Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is very successful, she’s the darling of the Democratic Party and she is so far left and has these socialist ideas and then the Democrats are saying, ‘Oh, that worked for her, maybe that’s our ticket, bingo,' " Earhardt said, before noting the potential Democratic presidential candidates who have supported progressive policies such as "Medicare for all" and the Green New Deal. 

"The left keeps going further and further left," Earhardt continued.  

Lahren said none of the Democratic presidential hopefuls offer a path for citizens to live the American dream. 

"Listen, the American people, we don’t want a handout," she said. "We want the government’s hand off [our backs]. We want the ability to achieve the American dream in a safe and secure nation. This crop of Democrats offer none of those things. I don’t think they’re a threat to [President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussia's election interference is a problem for the GOP Pence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: report Iran oil minister: US made 'bad mistake' in ending sanctions waivers MORE] unless he fails to build the wall.

"We’re in for a real treat in 2020 if this is the crop of Democrats we have to deal with."

Ocasio-Cortez, 29, is considered to be a rising star in the Democratic Party and became the youngest woman elected to Congress last November. She has more than 2.7 million Twitter followers and consistently engages with people on the platform. 

Axios noted that her tweets attracted more than 14 million interactions — retweets and likes — between Dec. 17 and Jan. 17, far more than Democrats such as Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJulián Castro: Trump should be impeached for trying to obstruct justice 'in very concrete ways' Poll: Buttigieg tops Harris, O'Rourke as momentum builds Trump Jr. slams 2020 Dems as 'more concerned' about rights of murderers than legal gun owners MORE (Calif.) and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiPence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: report Julián Castro: Trump should be impeached for trying to obstruct justice 'in very concrete ways' Swalwell on impeachment: 'We're on that road' after Mueller report MORE (Calif.). 

Ocasio-Cortez earlier this month called out Lahren for feuding with rapper Cardi B, asking, “Why do people think they can mess with Bronx women without getting roasted?”