Fox’s Brit Hume Infantilizes AOC, Calls Her An “Adorable” Child

Brit Hume said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is "adorable in the sort of way that a 5-year-old child" is adorable.

Brit Hume joined Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday to discuss the Democrats’ Green New Deal, and along the way, Hume found an opportunity to take a sexist swipe at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

According to Media Matters, Carlson wondered what establishment Democrats really think of the progressive movement’s Green New Deal, leading the pair to opine on the apparent success of Ocasio-Cortez since she took office in January.

Hume said what the freshman lawmaker has going for her is that she makes news.

“And that's why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for all of her callowness and arguable shallowness is able to become so prominent. She makes news,” Hume said.

Cue the sexist comment: “And she's kind of compelling, she's kind of adorable in sort of the way that a 5-year-old child can be adorable.”

This “adorableness” has facilitated Ocasio-Cortez’s rise within the party, Hume concluded.

“And she is, for the moment, I think it's fair to say she's the de facto leader and the Democrats in the House of Representatives.”