The late Democrat brand Alexandria Ocasio Cortez hit back at those who shamed her for wearing clothes worth $ 14,000 during her Vanity Fair cover photoshoot, and insisted she did not keep any of the costumes.
The congressman had been branded a hypocrite for criticizing President Trump’s tax payments while wearing expensive designer outfits.
But she accused Republicans of “willfully acting stupid” for assuming the outfits were hers, and said the clothes were borrowed for the shoot.
She also joked that they could look as good as her if they “aren’t racist”.
“Republicans are very crazy (again) about my appearance. This time, they’re upset that I’m fine in borrowed clothes (again), ”she wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
“Listen, if Republicans want any advice on how to look your best, I’m happy to share. Tip # 1: Drink water and don’t be racist. “
The 31-year-old also received backlash for the lengthy interview in which she called Trump a “mother **** r” for paying just $ 750 in federal income tax in 2018 and the called it a “visionary racist”.
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair in an Aliette silk suit valued at around $ 1,000 that is not yet for sale. She was ashamed of the expensive outfits on the set
The MP fired back Thursday, telling the Republican “don’t be racist”
The MP spoke out against Laura Ingraham of Fox News, who appeared to criticize her for cursing Trump.
“100% worth it, I would do it again,” joked AOC.
She added: “I don’t know if you were in a Laura photoshoot, but you don’t keep the clothes on.”
Sources told DailyMail.com on Wednesday that AOC received at least one of the looks – a $ 2,850 suit from Loewe.
The MP called the criticism a “classic Republican strategy”
The MP said the speech on her clothes during the shoot was a “classic Republican strategy”.
The ‘ensemble’ she wore clothes in a magazine, pretend they were his own ‘is the classic Republican strategy of’ let’s act stupid on purpose, and if the public doesn’t take our performative stupidity seriously, we will claim a bias, ‘she wrote.
“GOP, come together. It’s sad.’
AOC appears on the cover of Vanity Fair this month alongside an interview in which she compares herself to Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, claiming that they have both been called their party’s “bogeyman” by Republicans.
VANITY FAIR AOC WARDROBE
$ 2,850 Loewe suit
$ 1,000 Aliette Costume (approx)
$ 3,000 Carolina Herrera costume
$ 2,500 Christopher John Rogers costume
$ 815 Wales Bonner Dress
$ 695 Christian Louboutin pumps
Mateo diamond, gold and floating pearl earrings
$ 2,000 Bulgari earrings (approx)
TOTAL: $ 14,310
The congresswoman – who is regularly referred to as a socialist for her far-left views – is pictured in the current season’s silk suits from Aliette, Loewe, Carolina Herrera and wobbles on Christian Louboutin heels, all paired with ‘high price tags, in a range of poses that include playing with children in his home Bronx.
The estimated total retail cost of her outfits is over $ 14,000.
In part of the interview, she said that “dressing was an unexpected struggle, but it’s also a way to connect with voters” while wearing an $ 800 dress and earrings. at $ 1,450.
In her interview, she reveals that her family calls her “Sandy”, complains that she and other women have been vilified by Republicans, talks about the loss of her father when she was in second grade in school. ‘university and said he would be the’ first to call her a communist ‘if he was alive.
She also took a big hit on Trump over reporting his tax payments.
“These are the same people who say we can’t have tuition-free public colleges because there is no money when these mothers pay only $ 750 a year in taxes,” he said. she declared.
‘Trump is the racist visionary but [Mitch] McConnell does the job. He does nothing without Trump’s blessing. Trump says, ‘Jump’. McConnell says, “How high? ”
“Trump never does what McConnell says,” she fumed.
The 31-year-old in another image from the shoot in a $ 2,850 Loewe suit and Christian Louboutin heels that cost at least $ 500. She confirmed on Thursday that she had not kept the costume
AOC also says she has considered freezing her eggs. She and her partner Riley Roberts have been together for eight years.
She is shy about her political ambitions, saying she’d rather be a “mirror than a savior,” but compare herself to Pelosi and Clinton.
“It is no coincidence that in each cycle, the Democrats’ bogeyman is a woman. A few cycles ago it was Pelosi. Then it was Hillary, and now it’s me, ”she says.
In the interview, she shares photos from her childhood in the Bronx and denies that she and Pelosi have any problems despite the latter regularly slapping her and the rest of the “squad” – a handful of women from the Bronx. Progressive Democratic Congress – Down.
AOC says Pelosi’s aversion to her is a media construct.
“Two powerful women coming from different points of view, and there has to be a cat fight,” she said.
She admitted that House leaders were “a little suspicious” of her, saying: “I think a lot of people, including my fellow Democrats, believe my version of Fox News.”
She also said that she had endured periods of death threats “every day”.
“I would wake up in the morning and literally receive a stack of photos from the Capitol Police or the FBI. Like, “These are the people who want to kill you today.”
“It is the epitome of being shaken to the core. Get a phone call from the FBI saying, “Hey, don’t open your mail. They are sending bombs.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her eight-year-old boyfriend Riley Roberts
Baby Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with Father Sergio Ocasio-Roman
They got so intense that she wondered if she should stand for re-election.
“There were a lot of times, especially in the first six months, where I felt like I couldn’t do that, like I didn’t know if I was going to be able to run for re-election. .
“There was a time when the volume of threats got so high that I didn’t even know if I was going to live until my next term,” she said.
She laughed at the ‘neo-Nazis’ who threaten her life, saying, ‘All these guys are alike. I got to a point where I thought,’ That’s not even useful because they’re all alike. these neo-Nazis… ”
“I shouldn’t be saying that – there is great diversity among neo-Nazis. ”
What gave her the boost she needed to keep going, she said, were the other members of the team – lhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib from Michigan.
The team: Representative Rashida Tlaib, Representative Ayanna Pressley, Representative Ilhan Omar and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. AOC qualifies them as “gift from God”
AOC opens up about the loss of her father, Sergio, in 2008 while she was in college. She said she couldn’t ‘overstate’ how close they were and felt like she was losing ‘herself’ when he died.
AOC with his mother Blanca, his brother Gabriel and his grandmother in 2015
“Their brotherhood and their friendship is not a political alliance. It is a very deep and unconditional human bond, ”she said, calling them“ a gift from God ”.
She and Pressley revealed in the interview that their war signal is to wear a red lip whenever they go into a political battle and often share lipstick before giving press conferences.
When asked what her political aspirations were, she was shy and replied, “I don’t want to be a savior, I want to be a mirror.
The 31-year-old pictured in Queens on Tuesday
“I don’t know if I’m really going to stay home forever, or if I’ll stay home, what that would be like.
“I don’t really see myself staying where I am for the rest of my life.
“I don’t want to aspire to a higher position in quotes just for this title or just to have a different or higher position. I really do an evaluation to see if I can be more efficient.
“And so, you know, I don’t know if I could necessarily be more effective in an administration, but, for me, that’s always what the question comes down to,” she said.
Speaking about her father Sergio, who died in 2008 of lung cancer, she said: “I don’t think there is any way to overstate how close I was to my father.
“This sense of ambition to try things when the odds seem so bad, it comes very, very well from my dad.
“It was like… I hadn’t just lost my father, I also lost myself.”
Among those singing her praises in the interview are her brother Gabriel and the failed presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.