Though Elon took the time to travel to the border expose the truth of the situation there this week, and is in charge of huge companies like Tesla, SpaceX, and X (formerly Twitter), Elon Musk still had time to start a spat with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York, who he infuriated by describing her as unintelligent.
It all began on Musk’s X, where Rep. AOC tried to mock Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy by using the social media joke of ” girl math,” which is a joke term used to justify financially irresponsible spending habits.
Mocking Speaker McCarthy for his party’s shutdown of the government after he needed more than a dozen votes to get elected speaker, she said, “Boy math is needing 15 attempts to count the votes correctly to become Speaker and then shutting down the government 9 months later.”
St. Clair disagreed, saying, “I think she’s actually incredibly smart + aware of what she’s doing, which makes her even worse. She knows Ellis Island is not even remotely comparable to the devastation happening to our city and this country due to the open border policies she advocates for.”
In any case, Rep. AOC saw Elon’s comment on her intelligence and was infuriated by it. Responding in a quote tweet, she said, “I wasn’t born rich and became the youngest woman in American history to be elected to Congress. Then I investigated Cohen, authored the largest FEMA funeral assistance program in history and led creation of a US Climate Corps to create tens of thousands of new jobs.”
Elon then responded with two comments of his own, saying, “I take it back – you’re obviously a genius” and “First, please allow me to congratulate you on these epic achievements. However, have you considered, rather than “funeral assistance”, that FEMA focus its funding on preventing funerals in the first place?”
The video St. Clair posted was of AOC making a historically illiterate point about immigration, saying, “When it comes to people coming to New York City today, are nothing, I’m telling you, nothing, compared to the daily amounts of people that we saw coming in through Ellis Island in the first half of this century.”
Ignored there is that the Ellis Island immigration was legal and regulated, with many would-be immigrants being turned away, America still had plenty of cheap land available for immigrants, and that Congress eventually decided there were too many immigrants and largely shut down immigration in the mid-1920s, a policy which remained in effect until the mid-1960s.
Watch the AOC video here:
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