When first daughter Ivanka Trump had a rough go at the G-20 meeting, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) couldn't help but note she isn't quite qualified to be handling international diplomacy on behalf of the United States.
In defense of their dear leader's daughter, President Donald Trump's supporters lashed out at the Congresswoman, not for a nuanced conversation about diplomacy or international relations, but because AOC once had a working-class job as a bartender. Trump and his supporters have touted themselves as "real working people" fighting to fix "economic anxiety." Yet, when faced with one of their own, they mocked the elected official for her "class" and work experience.
Radio host and political analyst Roland Martin explained the classism perfectly.
This tweet shows the stupidity of @PARISDENNARD. @AOC being a working woman certainly qualified her for Congress https://t.co/WQSnoD0UAZ— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin)1561923924.0
Others quickly followed:
Populist Twitter: • “We need more than just lawyers and career politicians in Congress!” • “We need more people in… https://t.co/UgdmjYQpj9— Frank Luntz (@Frank Luntz)1561922625.0
@AOC @MCruzpdx I think the world would be a better place if everyone had to work at a job where daddy wasn’t the boss.— Rob Anderson 🇺🇸 (@Rob Anderson 🇺🇸)1561920584.0
It’s one thing to have substantive disagreements with @AOC on politics. But people who try to insult her by going a… https://t.co/IakO7biNw1— John Haltiwanger (@John Haltiwanger)1561925819.0
Every time I see someone try to class-shame @AOC by mocking her time as a bartender, I think of the wise words of m… https://t.co/Sr2wLnhWl5— Connie Schultz (@Connie Schultz)1561925728.0
Yet another rich white straight man trying to shame people making an honest living. I mean literally you’ve gotten… https://t.co/bb1Mdmj3cU— Pandora Boxx (@Pandora Boxx)1561924406.0
@piersmorgan The "AOC was just a bartender but also we're the party of the working man" is a hell of a line these clowns try to walk— Andrew Johnson (@Andrew Johnson)1561925825.0
Ivanka Trump, who was neither appointed nor elected, was largely ignored by diplomats at the G-20 meeting. It's unclear if the reason is due to her father or Ivanka herself, but the international community isn't interested in U.S. leaders as they once were. Ironically, the president campaigned in 2016 on being more respected abroad. He's now running for reelection with a campaign slogan: "Promises made, promises kept."
You can see the classist right-wing attacks on AOC below:
@AOC “Qualified?” Pot meet kettle. Sheesh...— Joe Matthews (@Joe Matthews)1561925855.0
Remind us how being a bartender qualified you to be a member of Congress creating laws, voting on bills that impact… https://t.co/VxfDQqtYll— PARIS (@PARIS)1561921026.0
@AOC Imagine lacking this much self-awareness. The bartender turned Congresswoman, called someone unqualified...— Students For Trump (@Students For Trump)1561915714.0
But @AOC was qualified as a Congresswoman at Bartending School! She knows a thing or two about stuff and things! https://t.co/U9TEDKWJT0— Dov Hikind (@Dov Hikind)1561910148.0
@AOC It may be a shock to the new Americans in your voting district, but offering discounted sex on the beach every… https://t.co/Zc21uZi48e— Dennis Michael Lynch (@Dennis Michael Lynch)1561895984.0
.@AOC, your jealousy of @IvankaTrump on the world stage shows as petty & classless! @POTUS @realDonaldTrump… https://t.co/KHR8gcjbQy— Oliver McGee PhD MBA (@Oliver McGee PhD MBA)1561909839.0
@AOC A bartender... talking about qualifications... riiiiiiiiiiight....— Dr Scott Atkins, Great guy. Great Expert. (@Dr Scott Atkins, Great guy. Great Expert.)1561904992.0
But pouring drinks for a living is a “career qualification” for taking over the whole US Economy, right @AOC?… https://t.co/WxWM2mgHiH— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@Sebastian Gorka DrG)1561903216.0
@AOC You are the Impostor"! You have the nerve calling Ivanka out when YOU Do NOT Have a lick of education never le… https://t.co/o1VKTIvaOs— LauraG #ProTrumper #AmPatriotsDemandJustice #Q (@LauraG #ProTrumper #AmPatriotsDemandJustice #Q)1561925873.0