Tucker Carlson, A Child Of Privilege, Calls AOC A “Child Of Privilege”
Tucker Carlson, Fox News host, called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) a “child of privilege” on Monday night, reports the Daily Beast. Carlson’s comments come just two weeks after Laura Ingraham, another Fox host, mocked AOC for working as a waitress and bartender in the Bronx.
Carlson, himself a ‘child of privilege’, points out that AOC lived in affluent Westchester, New York.
“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t make sense as a person until you learn she grew up as Sandy Ocasio within the affluent suburb of Westchester,” he continued. “Then went on to get a silly pointless degree from a silly pointless private college.”
The “silly pointless college” is Boston University, and the “silly pointless degree” is in International Relations, a degree held by many politicians.
AOC did live in Westchester for a portion of her life, but she was born in the Bronx and returned there to work as a bartender after college. She worked as a bartender to help her mother, a maid and a bus driver, keep her house from going into foreclosure.
Carlson ignores all those facts, and dives in on AOC’s social media use:
“Of course she did,” Carlson exclaimed, concluding his rant. “And it’s so obvious once you know it. Thank you, Wikipedia. And she is a child of privilege, not some kid from the streets. Someone who actually grew up in the Bronx would be far too embarrassed to drone on about herself on Instagram.”
Carlson’s father is Richard Carlson, former director of the Voice of America and president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting who also served as a U.S. ambassador. His stepmother is an heiress to the Swanson frozen-food fortune. Carlson, a millionaire in his own right, knows more about privilege than most people in America, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.