Laura Ingraham and Guest Mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez For Using ‘Latina’ Pronunciation of Her Name
Fox News host Laura Ingraham and Trump supporter Joe diGenova mocked Congresswoman and Democratic rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for using a “Latina” inflection when pronouncing her own name, and diGenova even imitated AOC’s accent.
On Tuesday night’s edition of Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle, Ingraham and diGenova took a few seconds from complaining about the media to slam Ocasio-Cortez for correctly pronouncing her own name.
“You’ve noticed that AOC, the star of the moment, the It Girl, and I mean girl in a very mature way, she’s the star, and she’s the juice of the whole party, where the excitement is, but you notice when she introduces herself, does she take on that Obama, Obama put on accents…” Ingraham said.
Mr. diGenova — who was once in the running to be Donald Trump’s lawyer — said “She does the Latina thing where she does her, you know, ‘Anastasio [sic] Ocasio-Cortez,” with an exaggerated accent. He then performed an exaggerated Italian pronunciation of his own name.
“And, I assume she’s going to love that when I do that,” diGenova said.
“I like it when you say that,” an amused Ingraham replied.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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