How Old Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Where Did She Grow Up?

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The trolling intended as a "gotcha" moment for the NY politician - who was sworn in to Congress Thursday, becoming the legislative body´s youngest woman ever - instead saw social media turn the video into a comical meme.

The story did not list any examples of conservatives attacking her and only journalists defending her, prompting calls for Newsweek to correct its story.

It's been an eventful week for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, from the swearing in of the 116th Congress to the storm on social media over a much-discussed video of her dancing as a student at Boston University.

As The New York Times reports, the footage was seemingly shared by a right-wing troll in the latest attempt to embarrass Ocasio-Cortez.

As well as featuring the song, the video was also a tribute to a famous dance scene in the 1985 comedy-drama "The Breakfast Club".

The account was deactivated shortly after, and it is not clear who compiled the mash-up.

Shifting the focus of the back-and-fourth to the remarks of other Twitter users, Scalise posted screenshots of responses like "snipe his ass" and "kick his cane", using them to argue the congresswoman has a crazed band of supporters.

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Ocasio-Cortez added: "The president certainly didn't invent racism, but he's certainly given a voice to it and expanded it, and created a platform for those things".

Her proposal to increase taxes on the wealthy to fund her Green New Deal, which aims to eliminate carbon emissions in the United States within 12 years, was highly criticized.

Few recent freshmen representatives have been able to command the level of publicity and attention that Ocasio-Cortez has received.

"I think that it only has ever been radicals that have changed this country", she explained.

The online exchange began when Scalise, reacting to Ocasio-Cortez's proposal that the marginal tax rate be increased to 70 percent for Americans, tweeted, "Republicans: Let Americans keep more of their own hard-earned money Democrats: Take away 70% of your income and give it to leftist fantasy programs".

Ocasio-Cortez's victory in the Democratic primary against incumbent Joe Crowley, was one of the biggest upsets of the primary season.

Eddie Scarry, a media reporter for The Washington Examiner, posted a photo of Ocasio-Cortez walking down a hallway alongside a caption that read, "Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now".

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