Ted Cruz tries his best to mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — and hilariously fails

On Monday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a picture of an overpriced croissant at New York's La Guardia airport, Yahoo News reported.


She used the expensive pastry to make a point that even as prices soar on a variety of goods, raising the minimum wage remains mired in controversy.

“Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive?”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) pounced on her tweet, trying to make her appear out of touch and spoiled -- entirely missing her point about the need for a living wage.

“Oh the humanity!” Cruz tweeted. “Here’s the answer: government-mandated FREE CROISSANTS FOR ALL. And we’ll just force the bakers to give all of their time for free. #SocialistLogic #AprilFools.”

Ocasio Cortez shot back.

“GOP taking every tweet so earnestly, making my point for me,” she wrote. “It’s not an argument against the price of a croissant — it’s about the value of human worth. But I guess that idea is foreign to them since their policies treat people as disposable anyway.”