He shared the image because he felt the house showed a far different from the struggle-filled childhood in the Bronx Ocasio-Cortez claims to have had, but believe it or not the tweet didn't wind up working in his favor.
Thinking back, I am struggling to remember anyone who went from unknown to ubiquitous in such a short period of time in the world of politics.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist who won a primary in NY last week, clapped back against a conservative host who tried to smear her on Twitter by sharing a picture of her childhood home.
As an example, she said, she bumped into two teenagers in the Bronx minutes before the polls closed Tuesday night, who excitedly said they voted for her.
Ocasio-Cortez joined "The View" panel where Meghan McCain asked about her self-described Democratic socialist views. "A far cry from the Bronx hood upbringing she's selling", Cardillo wrote on Sunday morning. Ocasio-Cortez would be just one of millions of millennials who came from an upwardly mobile middle class and then couldn't sustain that level of economic success.
"Well, I think that there are a lot of districts in this country that are like NY 14, that have changed a lot in the last 20 years and whose representation has not", Ocasio-Cortez responded. "I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny".
Her official biography omits this fact and instead states in part that "she ended up attending public school 40 minutes north in Yorktown, and much of her life was defined by the 40-minute commute between school and her family in the Bronx".
"So what that means to me is health care as a human right", Ocasio-Cortez said. It was significant not only because she toppled a longtime leader of the Queens political machine and the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, but because she is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Cardillo is still tweeting about Ocasio-Cortez a day later. - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 1, 20183.