Ocasio-Cortez Steps Into Twitter Feud Between Tomi Lahren and Cardi B

“Aren’t you the same girl who whines about Trump inciting violence?”

After engaging in a Twitter feud earlier this week with liberal pop star Cardi B, conservative spark-plug Tomi Lahren took aim Sunday at New York Democrat House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The MAGA enthusiast and Fox News contributor started the beef by mocking a recent video shared to Instagram by Cardi B, in which the rapper excoriates President Donald Trump for the ongoing, nearly month-long federal government shutdown. The video has been viewed more than 15 million times since being uploaded Wednesday.

Lahren’s initial salvo sparked a swift and provocative reply. “Leave me alone I will dog walk you,” Cardi B tweeted, referencing slang for giving someone an “ass whoopin'”.

Various liberal outlets and pundits rushed to shower Cardi B with plaudits for her forceful response to Lahren. “Cardi B Torches Tomi Lahren With Savage Clapback: ‘I Will Dog Walk You” read HuffPost’s headline in a piece about the feud. Angelo Carusone, president of progressive media watchdog Media Matters for America, offered her a role as national spokesperson for the organization.

But the Twitter drama ramped up when Ocasio-Cortez stepped in with praise for fellow Bronx native Cardi B. “Why do people think they can mess with Bronx women without getting roasted?” she tweeted Sunday morning. “They act as though our borough hasn’t been perfecting the clapback game since the Sugarhill Gang.”

The freshman congresswoman’s remarks spurred a rant from Lahren later in the day. “Aren’t you the same girl who whines about Trump inciting violence?” the “Tomi Lahren’s Final Thoughts” host wrote on Twitter. “Now you applaud it because it’s against a female conservative you disagree with politically? Convenient. P.S. I do fully acknowledge @iamcardi is smarter than YOU.”

The entire Cardi-Tomi-Alexandria affair exemplifies much of modern-day political discourse. Conservatives and liberals alike have mourned the volatile state of politics in America. Axios founder Jim Van de Hei traced the devolution of the United States’ political climate to six seminal events across several industries — media, governance, technology.

“Politics is growing more personal, polarized and pugnacious,” Van de Hei wrote in a grim diagnosis. “This dynamic is particularly acute on the right. This will likely get worse before it gets better as the trends outlined below continue unabated.”

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