Brian Williams: Every Night on Fox News, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ‘Already President’
Exit Hillary Clinton, enter Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)?
Thursday night on MSNBC’s The 11th Hour, host Brian Williams cited a tweet from the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel — in which Weigel observed that the first-term congresswoman is being invoked constantly at CPAC.
The Democrat appearing in CPAC videos and speeches the most, by far: @AOC. More than any 2020 Dem. An Oliver North-narrated NRA video just ended with the footage of her dancing outside her office, with the color drained to make it look more ominous.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) February 28, 2019
Williams believes this is not an aberration. Specifically, he noted the volume and tenor of Ocasio-Cortez’s coverage on Fox News.
“I have noticed that on Fox News every night she is already president of the United States,” Williams said. “And I’ve had [conservatives]…say they couldn’t have created her in a laboratory to make a better kind of opponent for the Republican Party.”
Republican strategist Rick Wilson, a panelist on Thursday’s 11th Hour, believes there is a changing of the guard taking place.
“Hillary Clinton’s getting a little long in the tooth as the chief villain in the [President Donald] Trump Republican Party at this point,” Wilson said. “And so [Ocasio-Cortez] plays this role almost to the hilt.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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