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AOC Blasts Politico for 'Money Trees' Next to Bernie Sanders

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Kevin Hagen/AP)

By    |   Monday, 27 May 2019 11:02 AM

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday hit out at Politico Magazine for running an article on Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with a picture of the only Jewish presidential candidate next to “money trees.”

Politico staff writer Michael Kruse wrote the article detailing the senator’s wealth, writing that Sanders “might still be cheap,” according to one of the senator’s friends, “but he’s sure not poor.” Politico’s official Twitter account used this quote to share the story, a tweet that was later deleted.

Ocasio-Cortez asked in a tweet, “can Politico explain to us how photoshopping money trees next to the only Jewish candidate for president and talking about how “cheap” and rich he is *isn’t* antisemitic?”

She added, “Or are they just letting this happen because he’s a progressive politician they don’t like?”

The congresswoman later referred to the criticism Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has received for her remarks.

“Notice the people willing to explain this away, yet when Ilhan’s words are taken out of context, they are the 1st to jump on her. Look at how these accusations are selectively enforced on the left, esp when it’s the *alt-right* actually committing antisemitic violence in the US," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday hit out at Politico Magazine for running an article on Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with a picture of the only Jewish presidential candidate next to “money trees.”
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